Man City plotting 40 m pound move for Gerrard

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London, May 10 (ANI): Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard is in Manchester City's sights.

The Mirror has reported that mega bucks City's Arab rulers have given the go-ahead for a 40 million pound bid for the England star as soon as possible.

Gerrard's future has been in doubt because of the Anfield's financial troubles, and City's up-front money may be too much to refuse for the club's beleaguered owners.

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez may reluctantly accept a sale if he is given assurances that he will get the funds to transform a squad that has missed out on the Champions League.

But when Benitez was asked if Gerrard and striker Fernando Torres wanted to stay he admitted: "That's a -question for them."

The final word will be with Gerrard, who is 30 in three weeks' time and has been a Kop idol since his teens. (ANI)

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