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Blues didn’t launch bid for Liverpool winger due to £50m price-tag

Chelsea didn’t make a formal bid for Liverpool star Raheem Sterling after they were put off by the £50million price-tag that The Reds put on the winger’s head.

It was reported that The Blues were seriously interested in signing the 20-year-old up until the point they realised Brendan Rodgers wanted £50m for him.

Chelsea Cooled Interest

Instead, Chelsea refused to launch a formal bid and the winger ended up joining Manchester City in a deal worth £49m.

Jose Mourinho is thought to be a big fan of Sterling, and with his age and also his homegrown status, he could have been a valuable addition for the West London outfit.

However, the asking-price was enough to make Chelsea drop their interest, despite the winger initially wanting a move to London in order to move closer to home.

Sterling was unveiled as a City player yesterday and is now jetting out to Australia in order to meet up with his new team-mates on their pre-season tour.

Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt

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