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Report: Liverpool will reject Man City’s $63 million bid for Sterling

Slovenia v England - UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier

LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA - JUNE 14: Raheem Sterling of England jumps over a challenge from Branko Ilic of Slovenia during the UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier between Slovenia and England on at the Stozice Arena on June 14, 2015 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

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Liverpool will reject Manchester City’s $60 million-plus transfer bid for Raheem Sterling, as the Reds are apparently prepared to hold firm on their $80 million valuation.

The Reds turned down City’s first bid, for $37.5 million, last week but the Citizens came back with an improved $63 million offer.

That, too, isn’t going to work, according to Sky Sports.

I’m not a Liverpool supporter, but allow me to speak on your behalf, Kopites: You better know what you’re doing, Brendan Rodgers and company, because that is a lot of money to be passing up for, in my opinion, an overvalued asset.

[ JPW: Sterling entitled to leave ]

Sterling is 20 and has promise, but $63 million is an incredible load of dough for a talented player who is far from a surefire superstar. He’s definitely capable of the sublime, but their requested fee is in James Rodriguez and Angel Di Maria territory. Even given the latter’s struggles at Old Trafford, is Sterling in that class?

Clearly Liverpool believes someone is coming to meet their valuation, City or other.

Are the Reds prepared to deal with a mercurial, upset attacker? Clearly Sterling is ready to go, as indicated by his agent, and rejected offers don’t necessarily stay open for changed minds.

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