Chelsea are preparing an opening bid for Raheem Sterling. Todd Boehly, the club’s new co-owner, told Manchester City, Chelsea are interested to sign England forward. The cost is expected to be around £50m-£60m. Sterling has a year left on his contract. Indeed the chances for Chelsea are apparent.
Thomas Tuchel wants to bolster his side’s attacking department. Tuchel has identified Sterling as a key target, and Boehly, who is leading the club’s recruitment drive, has contacted City to open talks over the 27-year-old. The 27-year-old joined from Liverpool in a £49m deal in 2015, scored 131 goals in 339 games, and might be a first major transfer for the Blues.
Speaking to BBC, Although he was on the bench for both legs of the Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid and the epic final game of the season against Aston Villa, Sterling scored 13 goals in 30 Premier League appearances last season. He also won the Premier League title four times and the ninth major honour in seven seasons with Manchester City.
The arrivals of Erling Haaland and Julián Álvarez in Manchester City opened the door for Chelsea to make their move. Chelsea are also looking to boost their central defence following the departures of Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rüdiger.