Manchester City has agreed to a deal worth around $76 million to acquire forward Raheem Sterling from Liverpool.
According to reports from Sky Sports and the BBC's Dan Roan, the skilled 20-year-old is officially on his way out of Anfield. He was not included in the squad for Liverpool's preseason exhibition tour of Thailand, after missing practices earlier in the week, citing illness, and reportedly asking Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers to sit out the trip.
The Telegraph reports Sterling, regarded as one of Europe's best young talents, can now negotiate terms with Manchester City and is set to join the team pending a medical exam.
Sterling reportedly turned down a new contract earlier this year, and City had reportedly made multiple bids for him before finally securing his services.
Sterling joined Liverpool from QPR's Academy in 2010 and had 23 goals in 129 appearances for the Reds. He is also a member of the English senior national team.
- Jeremy Woo