Raheem Sterling will not travel on Liverpool pre-season tour as Manchester City close in on £45m deal for wantaway England star

Manchester City have tabled what they believe is a deal-clinching bid. Manuel Pellegrini’s side have offered £45million for Raheem Sterling. The England international will miss Liverpool’s pre-season tour. Sterling has said goodbye to his Liverpool team-mates ahead of move. Liverpool made decision to withdraw Sterling from flight to Asia 

Manchester City have tabled what they hope is a deal-clinching £45million move for Raheem Sterling.

City believe they have made a vital breakthrough in their swoop for the talented youngster during advanced talks this weekend and trying to bring the deal to a swift conclusion.

Manchester City sources have told Sportsmail a deal for the youngster is finally nearing completion and Sterling will not travel to Asia for Liverpool’s pre-season tour.

Sportsmail understands Sterling has already said goodbye to his Liverpool team-mates.

Manchester City have made a third bid for Liverpool's wantaway attacking forward Raheem Sterling

Manuel Pellegrini's side are confident of concluding a £45m deal to sign the England international

Sterling will miss Liverpool's pre-season tour

City have agreed to pay £45million for the England star, who has been Manuel Pellegrini’s target No 1 summer target.

The next step for the recently deposed Barclays Premier League champions will be to agree personal terms with Sterling, who will miss the club’s summer tour.

It is thought Liverpool made the decision to withdraw Sterling from their pre-season tour of Asia after the wantaway forward arrived at Melwood training ground along with his team-mates.

Liverpool had been holding out for £50m, however Manchester City believe the rift between Sterling and Brendan Rodgers will enable them to land the youngster for just shy of their rival’s asking price.

Source: MailOnline

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