Sterling's selling price drops to £45m

The Manchester City forward has halted contract extension talks following his lesser playing time.

Sterling's selling price drops to £45m
Raheem Sterling

Raheem Sterling could part ways with Manchester City following his lack of playing time.

The forward has paused contract negotiation with the Premier League champions and will only extend if he is assured of first-team football.

Metro reports that Manchester City are willing to sell Sterling with an asking price of just £45m touted for the England man.

Sterling has started only three Premier League games for City this season and hasn't scored in the league since August.

Barcelona is monitoring the former Liverpool man and is reported that the player will welcome a move away from the Premier League.

An amount of €80 million was earlier quoted on the 26-year old which was out of reach for the Spaniards. The arrival of Xavi as Barcelona manager could change plans yet as long as the Blaugranas finances are concerned, the recent £45m could be bargained.

Pep Guardiola, when asked of Barca's interest in the Englishman, said “Honestly I have no idea."

"But if Barcelona are interested in any of our players, I’m convinced they can get them. Barça continues to be attractive, more than attractive…”, he told Mundodeportivo.