Raheem Sterling is expected to tell Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers he wants to leave Anfield this summer.

The England forward turned down a new A?100,000-a-week contract, and denied being a “money-grabber” in an unsanctioned BBC Sport interview last month.

Ben Smith of the BBC now report: Sterling will meet Reds chief executive Ian Ayre and Rodgers on Friday, when he is set to tell them he wants to go. The club have declined to comment but it is understood they still want the 20-year-old, whose deal ends in 2017.

They’ve added that Manchester City remain the front-runners for his signature, but Arsenal and other European clubs (believed to be Bayern Munich and Real Madrid) also remain in the hunt.

While Liverpool have insisted time and again that they will rather keep the player on his existing wages, rather than sell him to a rival, their resolve may be tested by an offer in the region of A?35m.

The player has insisted that his decision is not about money but will be motivated by his will to win trophies. Liverpool will be finishing trophyless for the third year running and will not be competing in the Champions League next season.