Chelsea are looking to strengthen their attack this summer and the latest player to slip onto their radar is Man City winger Raheem Sterling. Well, it looks like he’s also interested in the idea of leaving the Etihad for Stamford Bridge.
By ESPN, Sterling is keen to move to west London due to the ambition of new owner Todd Boehly after taking over from Roman Abramovich. Moreover, the American has made the England international his top transfer target which is clearly appealing to Sterling. Chelsea are close to securing a loan deal for Romelu Lukaku as they eye a reunion with Inter, so the club will be hoping to find a worthy replacement to come and produce the goods.
Meanwhile, City are demanding £50-60m for Sterling this summer instead of letting him go for free in a year. Their frontline is already congested following the arrival of Erling Haaland, which is probably why Sterling is considering a move elsewhere.
This next contract he signs could be the last of his career and Sterling has already shown interest in a new challenge elsewhere, with Bayern and Real Madrid also keen. But Chelsea seem to be the favorites and for them Sterling would be a fantastic signing.
He has played a key role in Man City’s success over the years, serving as the base for Pep Guardiola’s attack. Sterling scored 13 goals and provided five assists in 30 Premier League appearances last season.
Gabriel Jesus is also expected to leave Manchester this summer for Arsenal.