Raheem Sterling's agent Aidy Ward has all but confirmed the Liverpool starlet will "definitely" not sign a new contract at Anfield while assuring "every Premier League club will make a bid for him".
The future of the 20-year-old at Liverpool has been under increasing scrutiny since he gave an unauthorised interview to the BBC in April in which he revealed he had rejected a new deal – worth around £100,000 a week – as he was not looking for money but to win trophies.
Speculation over a summer move away from Brendan Rodgers's side has increased in recent days after it emerged the England international will ask to leave the club in a meeting with the manager and chief executive Ian Ayre on Friday.
A number of pundits and former Liverpool players have since criticised the player and his advisers for how they are dealing with the situation, while supporters jeered at Sterling during the club's end of season awards ceremony on 19 May even though he was named the club's young player of the year.
His agent then suggested the reports claiming Sterling will threaten Liverpool with a potential summer departure were blown out of proportion.
But Ward has launched an extraordinary attack on Liverpool and Sterling's critics, while appearing to prepare for the player's move away from the club.
"I don't care about the PR of the club and the club situation. I don't care," Ward said Standard Sport. "He is definitely not signing. He's not signing for £700, £800, £900 thousand a week. He is not signing.
"My job is to make sure I do the best with them [my clients]. If people say I am bad at my job, or they are badly advised it does not matter."
And Ward also appeared to blame the club for making news about the discussions public, saying: "How did this all occur? There is no smoke without fire."
Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United have all been linked with Sterling's services and Ward hints a move to another Premier League club is likely to happen.
He said: "I am not worried. Worried is making a decision not knowing what is going to happen. Every Premier League club will make a bid for him."
Meanwhile, the agent has attacked some former Liverpool players who have questioned the situation, especially Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher after the former centre-back said Sterling should "keep his mouth shut" and "get on with playing football".
Ward said': "Carragher is a knob. Everybody knows it. Any of the criticism from current pundits or ex-Liverpool players – none of them things matter to me. It is not relevant."