Chelsea have been linked with the pair for several weeks and are now expected to complete the double signing of title rivals Manchester City.
Thomas Tuchel’s side were due to challenge City and Liverpool for the Premier League last season, but they didn’t have enough fuel in the tank and fell out in the second half of the season.
So there will be hope among the London club’s supporters that they can challenge properly this season with two new signings at the heart of a title challenge.
After Matteo Moretto they are set to have these two new signings in a dark blue kit very soon, with the only issue being small details between the clubs, but optimism remains that these issues will be resolved quickly.
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The two-time European champions desperately need reinforcements at both ends of the pitch.
Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen joined Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively on frees so substitutions are needed to help strengthen the back three.
Romelu Lukaku also left after one season to join Inter Milan on loan and with Timo Werner missing out, Sterling will spearhead the attack once he completes the deal.