October 12, 2022
Chelsea announce Raheem Sterling with Kalidou Koulibaly close, Lisandro Martinez transfer to Manchester United ‘imminent’, Barcelona confirm Raphinha deal

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Chelsea are closing in on a deal to sign Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli as they look to bolster their defensive options after unveiling Raheem Sterling as their first summer signing.

Sterling, who flew to America where the Blues are currently engaged in pre-season preparations, issued a farewell message to Manchester City hours before Chelsea confirmed the move.

Meanwhile, Barcelona have confirmed their agreement to sign Leeds winger Raphinha.

Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly turned down the chance to sign Cristiano Ronaldo, while Manchester United continue to pursue Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong and will also attempt to seal the signing of Lisandro Martinez this week as well.

Across the pond, Wayne Rooney is back in management, having accepted the job of head coach at former club DC United.

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