Liverpool media round-up: Third Sterling bid expected, possible clear-out, new Ilori deal

Raheem Sterling

A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Liverpool Football Club this Tuesday morning.

Liverpool are braced for a third bid for Raheem Sterlingaccording to the Liverpool Echo, having already rejected two offers from Manchester City.

Liverpool dismissed a second bid in the region of £40 million but the reports states that the Reds will 'reluctantly' do business if a £50 million valuation is met by last season's Premier League runners-up.

The same report from the Echo suggests that Liverpool have yet to return with a fresh bid for Southampton right-back Nathaniel Clyne after having an initial £10 million approach rejected by the Saints. 

Clyne reportedly has his heart set on a move to Anfield but the Reds are prepared to bide their time in order to land the defender.

The Daily Mirror is reporting that as many as eight players could leave the club this summer as Brendan Rodgers embarks on a clear out. 

There is a £10 million price-tag on Fabio Borini with three possible suitors, while Sebastian Coates looks as if he will be sold to Sunderland for £5 million.

Mario Balotelli, Luis Alberto, Jose Enrique and Javier Manquillo are all expected to be offloaded while there could be moves for Lucas Leiva, Lazar Markovic and Andre Wisdom - though the latter of those three has just signed a new contract at the club.

One man expected to sign a new deal at Anfield is defender Tiago Ilori, according to the Daily Mail, despite never making a first team appearance for the Reds.

The Mail says he could be given a first team chance after spending time on loan at Granada and Bordeaux over the past two seasons. 

Finally, Liverpool are expected to promote academy coach Pepijn Lijnders to the first team as part of an overhaul of Brendan Rodgers' backroom staff, according to the Liverpool Echo.

The club are expected to look for an experienced assistant manager to work alongside Rodgers after the departures of Mike Marsh, and former assistant boss Colin Pascoe.

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