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Liverpool Agree £49M Sterling Deal: Medical Under Way

With a transfer fee and contract agreed, Raheem Sterling is now undergoing his medical with Manchester City, and an official announcement of the deal's completion is expected later today.

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Liverpool have agreed a fee with Manchester City£44M guaranteed with a possible £5M further in add-ons if the player hits certain performance and appearance targets. The player has agreed a deal in principle that will pay him £200k a week and make him one of the ten richest in the game.

Now, reports suggest the medical is under way and that Raheem Sterling will officially become a Manchester City player shortly. While Liverpool take on a Thai All Star XI in their first match of the pre-season, Sterling will be gone over by City’s medical team. It means the transfer saga is now very nearly over.

Barring any unexpected surprises, Sterling will officially become a Manchester City player later today, and an announcement of the deal is expected shortly after he completes his medical. Despite rumours of a rift, manager Brendan Rodgers has continued to insist he and Sterling had a good relationship until the end.

Raheem and I have stayed very strong in our relationship right up until he left," said the Liverpool manager yesterday. "There are no issues there. I spoke to Raheem at length before I left, and there is no problem at all, and like I said, the two clubs have now agreed a deal for him."

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