Here is Wednesday’s news and gossip concerning Liverpool:
Liverpool News and Goals
Raheem Sterling REFUSES to join Liverpool’s pre-season tour in order to force through Man City move
Liverpool keen on Man City striker should they miss out on Christian Benteke
Raheem Sterling has reiterated his desire to leave the Reds this summer, and has informed Brendan Rodgers that he does not want to be considered for the club’s pre-season tour of Asia and Australia, according to the London Evening Standard.
Manchester City are leading the chase for the winger, but are not willing to meet Liverpool’s £50m valuation.
Liverpool have been handed a boost in their hopes of signing Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, after the Daily Express reported the forward was preparing to hand in a transfer request.
Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain are also interested in the Frenchman.
The Reds also want Monaco defender Aymen Abdennour, who is attracting the attention of West Ham, the Daily Star report.
The Hammers have already bid around £14m for the 25-year-old.
Brendan Rodgers is facing up to the fact that he has missed out on one of his main striker target, after Luciano Vietto agreed to join Atletico Madrid, the Daily Star report.
The youngster has reportedly agreed a six-year deal.
Finally, the Reds have terminated the two-year loan deal of Javier Manquillo one season early, the Liverpool Echo report.