Sterling is one of this summer’s biggest transfer stories as he looks like he could be leaving Liverpool after contract talks have yet to prove successful.
Arsenal are one of several clubs linked with a move for the 20-year-old attacker, who is reportedly set to tell Liverpool he wants to leave, and Wenger did little to quash rumours of a Gunners bid.
“We will bid for people, yes, but at the moment we are not in transfer mode at all,” he said in his press conference ahead of the game against Sunderland on Wednesday night.
When asked specifically about a Sterling bid, Wenger replied: “You want me absolutely to say something that I don’t want to say … I don’t like to lie so if I say I will [bid] and I don’t do it, you will say I lied.”
Another Englishman strongly linked with a move to the Emirates is Manchester City‘s James Milner and Wenger has not ruled out a move for the soon to be free agent.
“29 is not old,” Wenger said when pressed on Milner.
“We have a big squad at the moment and that is not in mind at all. I make my decisions after the season.
“We are in front of a big game tomorrow and are focussed on that.”
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