Sterling 'solely focused' on Man City amid Real Madrid transfer talk

Raheem Sterling's agent insisted the forward was "solely focused" on Manchester City amid transfer rumours following the club's two-year Champions League ban.

Raheem Sterling has scored 20 goals in 35 games in all competitions this season.   -  Getty Images

Raheem Sterling is focused on Manchester City, according to his agent, amid reports linking him with a move to Real Madrid.

Speculation over the futures of several City players has intensified in the wake of the two-season Champions League ban handed to the club by UEFA for "serious breaches" of Financial Fair Play regulations, although it denies wrongdoing and intends to appeal.

Sterling, who is contracted at City until 2023, is reportedly a target for La Liga giant Madrid. But the 25-year-old forward's agent, Aidy Ward, said Sterling's focus was on the Premier League club.

"Raheem is solely focused on Manchester City and will not be distracted by any talk of transfers to any club at the moment," he told the Mirror and the Daily Mail.

Sterling, who arrived at City from Liverpool in 2015, has scored 20 goals in 35 games in all competitions this season but is sidelined with a hamstring injury.

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