Here is Tuesday’s news and gossip concerning Liverpool:
Manchester City are finally ready to make a £50m bid for Raheem Sterling, after having two bids rejected, the Daily Star report.
The Citizens most recent bid added up to £40m, which was short of the Reds’ valuation.
One player that could make the opposite journey to the winger, should he move to the Etihad, is Stevan Jovetic, according to the Daily Star.
The Montenegrin could be available for around £16m.
However, the Reds will only turn to the City forward if they fail to get Christian Benteke, who reportedly will tell Aston Villa that he wishes to leave the club this summer, reports the Independent.
Brendan Rodgers is also working to bolster his academy, with the Liverpool Echo reporting the club are working on a deal for Brazilian youngster Allan.
The Echo suggest he would cost £500,000.
Finally, Mario Balotelli has been given compassionate leave following reports that his adoptive father passed away at the weekend, the Guardian reports.
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