Report: Manchester City make improved offer for winger Sterling
Manchester City have made an improved £45million bid for wantaway Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling, according to reports.
The club have already failed with two bids for the England international but the Daily Mail have reported that Man City sources believe they are close to securing a deal for the 20-year-old.
With Manuel Pellegrini making Sterling a priority in the transfer window, City's eagerness to wrap up the deal means that the winger will not travel with the Liverpool squad when they head out to Thailand on Sunday, it is understood.
Sterling was named in Liverpool's 30-man squad on Saturday for their tour of Thailand, Australia and Malaysia, but fresh developments mean he will not board the plane.
While there is no deal in place, talks are sufficiently advanced that Sterling will stay behind to see if a deal can be completed.