Sky Sports News are reporting that Chelsea are chasing Manchester City dime, Raheem Sterling this transfer window.
"‘Chelsea are confident they can sign Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling this summer, as long as a fee can be agreed with the Premier League champions for the player.’ – Sky Sports News"
Currently, Sterling has one year remaining on his contract and according to Sky Sports News, ‘a bid of £60m’ would seal the deal for the London club this summer.
According to transfer reports, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is flirting with the idea of Sterling and sees him as a better fit for his style of play, than £90 odd million flop Romelu Lukaku.
It is believed that Sterling’s history in London could prove a huge selling point in Chelsea seducing him to their side.
The England International signed for the blues in 2015 on a transfer from Liverpool. He has gone on to appear for Manchester City over 300 times with over 200 goal involvements.
Whilst Raheem Sterling has frustrated City fans occasionally with some of his poorer moments in front of goal; overall, he has contributed outstandingly to the recent success of the club.
Since joining Manchester City, seven seasons ago, he expanded his trophy cabinet and now has 11 titles, four of which – the coveted Premier League, to keep him warm at night and show off to his old teammate Steven Gerrard.
Reports began circulating last season of Man City attempting to tie down Raheem to a new contract, though negotiations continued to stall when the 27-year-old demanded the same wage bracket as one of (if not thee best) the best midfielders the Premier League has ever seen, Kevin De Bruyne.
Since then, Manchester City have bolstered their squad with young talents, Julien Alvarez and the superstar, Erling Haaland. This has left question marks over the heads of some players about game time.
Unfortunately, Pep Guardiola has been unable to guarantee the likes of Sterling and Gabriel Jesus regular starts. Which has left them concerned over their future and place within the incredibly talented City squad.
So, we have Sterling linked with Chelsea, and Jesus linked with Arsenal. Could City sell to two Premier League rivals in the same transfer window? And if so, how disastrous would that be?