Chelsea make contact with City over Sterling

By Oviri Kelvin, Sports Editor

Chelsea have contacted Manchester City over a possible signing of England forward, Raheem Sterling, to Stamford Bridge this summer.

The West London club according to Sky Sports are yet to make an offer for the player the Blues boss, Thomas Tuchel, fancies to boost their attacking ranks next season.

With Romelu Lukaku back to Inter in a season-long loan, the club under a new ownership have penciled Sterling as one of their prime targets in the summer transfer window. The Trumpet Gathered

Sterling joined City from Liverpool in a deal worth £49m and has played 339 games for Manchester City, netting 131 goals in all competitions.

The player tops Manchester City’s goal-scoring chart but trails behind Argentine Sergio Aguero, who netted 260 times in 389 appearances for Pep Guardiola’s side.

Sterling has been a key figure in Manchester City’s attack since he moved from Anfield until Jack Grealish was signed from Aston Villa last season to rival him for a starting spot in Guardiola’s squad.

The England international, halving earned 77 caps for the Three Lions while netting 19 goals in the process, would not reject a move that can guarantee him a starting lineup in Chelsea’s squad.

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Recently, Manchester City ranks have been added a boost with the signing of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund and Julian Alvarez from River Plate.

With these inclusions into City’s attack, Sterling’s appearances in the squad’s starting lineup will greatly decline next season.

According to Daily Mail, Chelsea’s new owner, Todd Boehly has made contact with City with an intention to wrap up the deal in the coming days.

Although a bid has not been tendered, Daily Mail reports that with City’s value for Gabriel Jesus, who is being courted by Arsenal is circa £45m, Sterling’s value would be about £55m.

If the deal sails through as planned, the former Liverpool forward will become the first signing for Todd Boehly since his consortium took over the ownership of the club in May.

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