Football rumours: Raheem Sterling misses training as Liverpool exit nears, while Man United striker Roin Van Persie set for Fenerbache move

Dutch striker Robin Van Persie is reported to be close to joining Fenerbahce after further talks between the clubs, claim the Daily Mail.

It looks increasingly unlikely that Raheem Sterling will ever play for Liverpool again after he missed training yesterday due to illness.

The England star also says he has had a breakdown in his relationship with manager Brendan Rodgers, which is the reason he wants to leave Anfield. (Daily Mirror)

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But the Sun say the Reds have told England international Sterling he has to join them on their pre-season tour to Australia and Asia.

West Brom striker Saido Berahino, 21, has got rid of agent Aidy Ward because of his role in Sterling’s desired move to City. (Daily Mail)

Stoke City have moved for 39-year-old Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given - just when it seemed Middlesbrough were about to sign the former Newcastle player. (Evening Gazette)

Former Manchester City defender Micah Richards, 27, says he turned down Inter Milan to join Aston Villa. (Yahoo Eurosport)

Richards says Villa should sign 26-year-old QPR striker Charlie Austin. (Daily Star)