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Sterling says "I'm no money-grabber"

Liverpool striker Raheem Sterling insists he is not "a money grabber" after talks on a new contract with the club were put on hold until the summer. The 20 year old player has been made an offer, believed to be in the region of £100,000 a week, but talks have stalled.

Raheem Sterling says he just wants to focus on football Credit: pa

In an interview with the BBC he said all the speculation over his new deal had all been "a bit much" and he just wants to focus on football at this time. He said 'I keep hearing I've rejected all sorts of contracts. Me, the club and my reps have spoken about it and put talks on hold until the end of the season, so it's frustrating to hear the contract situation keep going on and on."

Sterling says he'll give guarantees when the season finishes Credit: PA

The player went on "I just want to get through this season helping the club do the best we can do and hopefully at the end of the season be proud of what we have achieved".


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Amir Khan promises to end Kell Brook career one day

Amir Khan has promised to end British boxer Kell Brook's career, but warned his rivals he will have to wait.

Khan wants a showdown with Mayweather or Pacquiao. Credit: PA

Khan, who has fought just twice in the last two years, is set to name his next opponent in the coming days but says he would love a clash with Brook at some stage.

However, the Bolton man is in no hurry to face his compatriot, with both boxers still holding out hope of taking on either Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao, who meet each other on May 2.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Khan said:

I'd love to go in the ring and fight Kell Brook because it could be his last fight against me, because the thing is I would give him so much of a beating that it could end up being his last fight.

And maybe that's why he wants it, because he knows that one fight against me will financially secure him for the rest of his life.

But it's all about timing. If I've got a different route and I want to face the likes of the Mayweathers or Pacquiaos out there, then Kell Brook will have to wait.

– Amir Khan speaking to Sky Sports


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Former Man Utd boss will attract British players to La Liga - Loren

Moyes has done well in Spain. Credit: PA

Real Sociedad sporting director Loren believes having David Moyes as manager will help attract British players to the La Liga club.

The former Manchester United boss has led Real Sociedad away from the relegation zone and into ninth in the standings with 10 games of the season remaining.

Sociedad will look to bolster their squad in the summer and have been linked with the likes of Burnley striker Danny Ings. Loren says Moyes will attract such players from England.

"It's difficult to bring players from England, unless you have something that can attract the players," Loren said.

"With Moyes here, the task of bringing players from there (England) can be made easier."

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Man City defender eyes return to Italy

Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov admits he would like to return to Italy at some point.

The Serbian has bee linked with a return to former club Lazio, but doubts he will be allowed to leave Manchester for Serie A.

Aleksandar Kolarov Credit: PA

"I'd like to return to Italy, but it's difficult," he told Sky Italia.

"I'm happy for Mihajlovic; he's doing very well, as are Lazio.

"They're having a great season and I hope they can end it in third or even second place."

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Man United defender relaxed over new deal talks

Chris Smalling is happy to wait until the summer to begin negotiations over a new contract at Manchester United.

Smalling's current deal expires at the end of next season and he is keen to stay at Old Trafford.

The England defender is enjoying life under Louis van Gaal, who has selected him in United's last five games.

Chris Smalling will be staying in Manchester. Credit: PA

And he does not see himself joining another club any time soon.

"Yes, I do," Smalling said when asked if he wanted to stay at United long term.

"I am enjoying it. I always have, and if I can contribute then I am happy to stay for as long as they want me."

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