Raheem Sterling: Chelsea want to bring Manchester City and the English winger into this transfer window | Football news

Chelsea are looking to sign Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling this summer.

Thomas Tuchel is a great admirer of the winger, whose contract expires next summer. The Blues boss believes Sterling is a better fit for Chelsea’s playing style than Romelu Lukaku, who is likely to be loaned out to former club Inter Milan.

Sky Sports News understands that a transfer fee of nearly £60million is needed to close a deal during this transfer window.

Air in Italy report that Chelsea are confident to sign Sterling this summer, and are citing a potential £35m bid for the player.

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Sterling scored a perfect hat-trick against Norwich City in February

Sterling has won four Premier League titles, four League Cups and the FA Cup at City after joining the club in the summer of 2015.

The 27-year-old has played 339 times for the current top-flight champions, scoring 131 goals – just outside the top ten in the club’s all-time top scorers list.

But under Pep Guardiola, a guaranteed starting place for Sterling has not always been ensured. The English winger has started just five of a possible 12 Champions League appearances this season and was missed nine times by City’s Spanish manager in the Premier League last season.

Sterling has family ties in London

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Mark McAdam says Chelsea would have to offer Manchester City around £60million to complete a deal for Raheem Sterling this summer.

Sky Sports News reporter Mark McAdam:

Chelsea fans are concerned about a lack of transfer activity compared to their rivals – Todd Boehly and the new Chelsea owner could make a huge statement here.

“Raheem Sterling wants to play football. He wants to be a part of things. He’s a big part of what Manchester City have done, winning four Premier League titles, four League Cups and the FA Cup and a Champions League runner-up Medal He has been a big part of their success story as well as 77 caps in England.

“We all know the World Cup is coming up in November and December and while Sterling was not a big part of City’s starting squad last season, it is guaranteed to be football that will be of interest to Gareth Southgate and Sterling.

“There’s a great story to it too. We know that Sterling started his career at the Queen’s Park Rangers Academy in West London. He grew up in the shadow of the Wembley Stadium arch and spent a lot of time in London before moving to Liverpool. .

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Sterling has not always been a fixture under Pep Guardiola

“He has that family connection and history in London. That will be a big factor in this situation. Chelsea are big players in the Premier League and have won a lot of trophies. That’s what Sterling wants to do: play at the highest level.” Not only would he come home, but he would be part of a successful team under new owners, who want to keep winning things. This will be a fascinating story set in the summer, but the first moves have been made today.”

Sterling to Chelsea? Your opinion…

Jetsdad: Absolute madness if City sold him to potential title rivals it could really bite them in the back. Why is he so out of favor?

Pierre: I’d rather take Dembele for free and not Sterling, even if he is a proven player and could make a deal. Our transfer budget must prioritize defense

Jack Lowe: Sterling to Chelsea? Good deal, 27 experienced winger. Scores goals. But not for 60 million. In that case I prefer Dembele which is younger and costs very little compared to sterling

Benjy: As a Chelsea fan, Sterling is a no-brainer for me, there aren’t many proven players available, he guarantees a healthy goal count and a more reliable option than our current forwards.

Ollie: Overall it makes sense, no club would refuse a fit and layoff and Sterling needs games to cement his place in the World Cup base with all the young talent coming after him.

callum: It would be a big mistake if City sold sterling to Chelsea. It weakens them and strengthens one of their rivals. I would love to have him back at Liverpool to replace Mane, but I don’t think most fans would accept him. He left on very bad terms, but you can imagine what Jurgen Kloop could do.

Andy :Premier League proven, a leader and more consistent finisher than what Chelsea have now. Provided the fee is less than £50m it’s worth it, but anything more is an expensive bet

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