JUST IN: Manchester City Agrees £49M To Sign Raheem Sterling From Liverpool
City have already failed with two bids, the second reported to be worth £40million, this summer, but it appears they have now made progress in talks.
Sterling missed the start of pre-season training earlier this week, citing illness as he sat out Wednesday and Thursday’s sessions before reporting on Friday.
It had been reported that he had asked manager Brendan Rodgers if he could be excused from the pre-season tour before being named in the 30-man squad.
It is understood Sterling reported for training with rest of the squad at Melwood on Sunday morning but Liverpool took the decision to withdraw him from the trip.