Bayern Munich have ended their part of the race to sign Liverpool and England winger, Raheem Sterling this summer.
Although Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has stated that Sterling won’t be departing Anfield, the 20-year-old is said to be keen on a move away from Merseyside, with a number of European giants interested in his signature.
On Friday, Bayern Munich’s sporting director Matthias Sammer revealed his admiration for the winger, which led to speculation that Bayern may be interested in wrapping up a deal for the youngster.
Although Sterling was on Bayern’s radar, it is being suggested that the Bundesliga champions won’t be stepping up their interest and making a bid this summer.
German media outlet Bild are reporting that the Liverpool man and his agent did have discussions with the Bavarians, but both parties came to the decision that this move isn’t one that would work going forward.
Liverpool seem desperately keen to hold on to Sterling, who has such potential. They have made it clear that they are unlikely to accept any kind of bid for their 20-year-old.
Despite Liverpool’s desire to keep hold of him, Sterling is said to be busy on the lookout for potential future destinations to play his football. Once the international transfer window opens on Monday, he’ll be re-evaluating his options yet again.