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Raheem Sterling transfer news - Chelsea FC and Real Madrid CF favourites to sign Liverpool FC ace

Jamie Shaw in Breaking News 10 Feb 2015
  • Winger still stalling on agreeing new contract with Reds
Raheem Sterling continues to stall on signing a new Liverpool contract, putting Chelsea and Real Madrid on red alert

Raheem Sterling continues to be strongly linked with Chelsea and Real Madrid as the saga over his new Liverpool contract rumbles on.

The Reds are reported to have offered the England winger a pay rise from £35,000 to £100,000 per week, a deal Brendan Rodgers described as incredible for a young player.

However, Rodgers warned: "If they get too much, too young then it really sabotages their development. It is very important for young players, not just Raheem, that they have something to strive for.

"If they are given sound advice they will see that. It is about mapping out the career of a player. It is not just about this deal. In Raheem's case, we believe this will be the best place for him and I believe he knows that as well."

The 20-year-old is currently tied to the Anfield club until 2017, but the delay in putting pen to paper on an extension even prompted departing captain Steven Gerrard to comment last week.

The Los Angeles-bound skipper urged Liverpool to get the likes of Sterling and Jordan Henderson signed up on long-term contracts to safeguard the future of the club.

One key to this situation being resolved is Liverpool's ability to regularly qualify for the Champions League, with Sterling clearly keen to test his skills at the highest level.

Having followed in the footsteps of such stars as Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Wayne Rooney, Cesc Fabregas and Paul Pogba by being given the Golden Boy award for the top young footballer playing in Europe, Sterling naturally wants to maintain that momentum.

With 13 international caps already on his CV, the Jamaica-born but London-raised ace is a proven performer who could slot straight into any major team.

And as Chelsea and Real Madrid monitor the situation closely, the pressure is on Liverpool to get this deal done!


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Raheem Sterling transfer news - Chelsea FC and Real Madrid CF favourites to sign Liverpool FC ace

Raheem Sterling continues to be strongly linked with Chelsea and Real Madrid as the saga over his new Liverpool contract rumbles on.

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