The Liverpool Echo have managed to get Liverpool fans looking up here in the Football Transfer Tavern with resigned expressions on their faces as they claim that the Reds are finally set to accept an offer for Raheem Sterling.
The winger has made it clear that he wants to leave the Reds and will not pen a new deal, leaving them with little choice but to sell should an acceptable offer be made and it seems Manchester City are set to make one for the England international with £50 million their final bid.
As one of our punters notes, there is no point keeping a player who wants to leave, and we would also sell Sterling, with the grass seeming greener at the Etihad Stadium, but in reality, he may find life very different under Manuel Pellegrini – and playing time limited and his development hindered like so many young stars before him.
Liverpool fans. Do you have any choice but to accept the bid? Let us know your thoughts below.