Chelsea and Raheem Sterling have an agreement on personal terms, MySportDab reports.
The Blues have been on the trail of the Manchester City winger to boost their attacking line-up next season.
The arrival of Erling Haaland at Manchester was undoubtedly going to put some Citizens’ strikers under pressure.
🚨 Raheem Sterling has agreed personal terms with Chelsea ahead of his proposed transfer from Manchester City. Sources expect confirmation imminently on fee #CFC will pay #MCFC for attacker. 27yo England int’l prime target for Thomas Tuchel @TheAthleticUK https://t.co/2dgmeVzBO2
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) July 6, 2022
Pep Guardiola has revealed why he had to allow the departure of the players of Sterling’s character and quality.
A good game time for the 27-year-old England international has been the reason for Guardiola’s decision to let Sterling.
Another player that Manchester City has sold out is Gabriel Jesus.
The Citizens have multiple options in their attacking line-up, and Erling Haaland’s presence increased competition for a place in the team.
While Gabriel Jesus joined Arsenal, Sterling was being tracked with strong interest by Thomas Tuchel.
The blues have now agreed on personal terms with Raheem Sterling, and payment for the player is expected to be made as soon as possible.
Details of the terms of the agreement are yet to be revealed by both parties.
However, the Blues may be expected as much as £45m to £50m for the England international.
If the deal is finalised, Raheem Sterling may likely join the Blues in their preseason tour.
Chelsea has had their sporting director resigned, including former goalkeeper Petr Cech over the departure of Romelu Lukaku.
New owner Todd Boehly is assuming position as an interim sporting director overseeing transfers.
His role in Chelsea’s agreement with Raheem Sterling cannot be underestimated.