Chelsea is closing in on their first big-ticket signing of the Todd Boehly era at Stamford Bridge, having reportedly agreed on personal terms with Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling. According to reports, Chelsea is now closing in on final details on the PS 45 million deal to sign Manchester City Raheem Sterling. Chelsea is confident they have won the race to sign England star Raheem Sterling. Chelsea is looking to complete a deal worth around PS 45m within the next 24 hours, with Chelsea hoping that Raheem Sterling will be joining the team as it departs to America for its pre-season tour on Saturday. After joining City from Liverpool in 2015, the England international has won four Premier League championships and nine other awards. Sterling, a significant figure in Pep Guardiola’s earlier days at City, has 131 goals in 337 games for the English champions.
Raheem Sterling is set to move to Stamford Bridge in a deal worth around PS 45m from Manchester City, concluding that he would be given a more stable role under Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel rather than Pep Guardiola. Raheem Sterling, who has been at The Etihad, was persuaded by Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel earlier in the week that he should move to Chelsea, having received better assurances than Manchester City and Pep Guardiola were in a position to offer. Now, an independent claims Chelsea is closing in on a deal to land the PS 45m Manchester City star. Raheem Sterling tops Thomas Tuchels list of attacking targets; he is entering the last year of his City contract, and they are grateful for his services, and they would not stand in the way of him wanting more minutes and a higher profile elsewhere.
The England international interest in leaving City was driven by a desire to become a regular starter for the first team, playing weekly. SunSport has analysed why Manchester City star Raheem Sterling’s prolific goal-scoring, creative abilities on a side with Kai Havertz, and his ability to fluidise in an attacking system would make him an ideal signing for Chelsea. The England international, who was capped by England last season, is likely to be Blue’s highest-earning player when a deal is agreed with City, according to The Telegraph.
The fact Manchester City could offload two forwards to members of the “Big Six” — Gabriel Jesus to Arsenal and Raheem Sterling to Chelsea, without fear, is a testament to the robust recruitment they have made and to the gulf which exists between clubs. They are monitoring developments surrounding Barcelona Frenkie de Jong, a primary target for Manchester United, and they are keeping tabs on Sporting Lisbon’s Matheus Nunez, who City is also watching.