Mercato: Chelsea will strike a first big blow

In search of a world-class winger to energize the attacking sector, Chelsea are on target for Raheem Sterling. The Manchester City blaster, out of contract in a year, is approaching the Blues for 52 million euros.

Sterling is closing in on Chelsea.

New owner, new era and deeply renewed workforce. After the departure of Roman Abramovich, Chelsea will change its face. Antonio Rédiger, Andreas Christensen and Romelu Lukaku have already left and could be imitated by several other players.

But in the opposite direction, who could put down their suitcases at Stamford Bridge? In all likelihood, a major Premier League player is to become new owner Todd Boehly’s first signing.

Sterling convinced by Tuchel

According to several British media, the London club is not very far from obtaining an agreement with Manchester City for the transfer of Raheem Sterling. Less imperial during the season, despite his 17 goals and 9 assists in 47 games, the supersonic striker does not want to extend his contract, which expires in a year, with the English champions.

Wishing to have a major role in a team, the former Liverpool player has already discussed with Thomas Tuchel, who convinced him to make him one of the attacking leaders. An attractive promise for those who intend to regain their best level, far from the much too insistent turnover of Pep Guardiola, even more the approach of the World Cup in Qatar.

52 M€ pour Manchester City

To recover the Citizen, Chelsea will necessarily have to break the bank. The press across the Channel evokes a transfer of up to 52 million euros to buy out the last year of Sterling’s lease. A high price for a free player in less than a year. But 27 years old, the native of Kingston (Jamaica) still has long and beautiful seasons ahead of him.

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