Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show for talkSPORT that he think something is about to happen over current midfielder Raheem Sterling.
The Daily Mail has reported that Sterling took a private jet home from a break in Ibiza and Murphy told the radio station that he feels the latest development with regards to Manchester City’s interest in the player, is about to develop.
“If he’s flying back on a private jet I think it means something is about to happen,” he said.
What’s the latest?
The paper suggests that Manchester City could be about to up their offer for the player to around the £50 million mark.
City have already had bids of £30 million and £40 million knocked back, as Liverpool hold out for their optimum price.
Are Liverpool playing a risky game?
Liverpool don’t have any need to force this deal through quickly because they have the player under contract.
The summer transfer window also doesn’t officially open until Wednesday of next week. It would be different if Liverpool were selling the player with one week of the transfer window left to run.
How can Liverpool use the cash?
It’s unclear over how exactly the cash will be used at Liverpool, but part of it would likely be given back to manager Brendan Rodgers so he could go and find a replacement in the transfer market.
That won’t be easy because Sterling is a unique player and someone with the potential to turn games around in a matter of seconds.
A new centre back could be a good option, with a new full-back also a position that Rodgers should arguably be looking to improve.