The two Premier League clubs are now working out the final details of an expected £45 million transfer.
Should it go through, the move would end England international Sterling’s seven-year stay at the Etihad Stadium.
The 27-year-old has scored 131 goals for City in 339 appearances since moving from Liverpool for £49 million in 2015.
During his time in Manchester he has won nine major trophies, including four Premier League titles.
Yet with his contract due to expire...