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City increase bid for Sterling to £40 million as Liverpool forward edges closer to move

Manchester City have upped their bid for Raheem Sterling Credit: PA Images

Manchester City have made an improved £40million offer for Raheem Sterling but Liverpool are expected to reject the latest bid.

Having had an offer of £25million plus £5million worth of add-ons turned down last week, City have upped what they are willing to pay by £10million.

However, that still falls short of the £50million minimum Liverpool believe the 20-year-old England international is worth and they are likely to turn down the offer.


Rodgers: Sterling needs educating

Brendan Rodgers says Raheem Sterling and Jordan Ibe have been made aware of the responsibility of being a Liverpool player.

The Reds manager met with them on Thursday after both players hit the headlines this week.

Sterling was pictured getting a legal high, while inhaling nitrous oxide. He has also been photographed smoking a shisha pipe alongside Ibe.


Liverpool footballer faces assault trial

Liverpool footballer Raheem Sterling who is standing trial on charges of assaulting a woman Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA

Liverpool and England footballer Raheem Sterling will stand trial later today on charges of assaulting a woman, reported to be his girlfriend.

He is said to have attacked 19-year-old model Shana Ann Rose Halliday.

The 18-year-old winger entered a not guilty plea at Liverpool Magistrates' Court last month.

Sterling, from Woolton, was granted conditional bail and will stand trial for common assault at the same court this afternoon.

He was arrested on August 8 at 10.30pm following an incident in Page Moss, Huyton, Liverpool.

Miss Halliday, from Liverpool, was crowned the winner of England's Top Model of the World beauty pageant earlier this year.

She went on to contest the pageant's world final in Egypt and reportedly works as a sales assistant for the Hollister clothing chain.

Liverpool winger court case adjourned

A court case involving a teenage Premier League and England footballer was adjourned today.

Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling, 18, is charged with common assault after a 27-year-old woman, who is known to the player, suffered "slight" facial injuries, police said.

Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling Credit: Press Association

The incident allegedly took place in the Toxteth area of the city on November 2nd.

Sterling did not attend today's hearing at Liverpool Magistrates' Court and his solicitor, John Brown, asked for the case to be adjourned following delays.

The hearing was rescheduled for March 1st.

Liverpool star questioned after alleged assault

Raheem Sterling Credit: CLINT HUGHES/AP/Press Association Images

Teenage Premier League star Raheem Sterling has been interviewed by police over an alleged attack on a woman in Liverpool.

The 17-year-old Liverpool and England star was questioned under caution after Merseyside Police received a complaint of assault.

He was not arrested and attended the police station by prior appointment, Merseyside Police said.

The 27-year-old alleged victim, who is known to the footballer, suffered "slight" facial injuries during an incident in Toxteth this month.

Liverpool FC have made no comment on the matter.

Powell and Sterling get first England Under-21 call-ups

Nick Powell has scored one goal since joining United from Crewe Credit: PA
Raheem Sterling has become a Liverpool regular under Brendan Rodgers Credit: PA

Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell and Liverpool's 17-year-old winger Raheem Sterling have been called up to the England Under-21 squad for the first time.

They've been named in Stuart Pearce's 26-man squad for England's Euro 2013 qualifiers against Serbia next week.