A fee has finally been agreed between Chelsea and Manchester City for Raheem Sterling after several weeks of speculation now that the details of his deal have been agreed.
Thomas Tuchel’s side were looking for attacking reinforcements due to the departure of Romelu Lukaku on loan at Inter Milan after a poor return to Stamford Bridge as well as other strikers such as Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic after having flattered to deceive.
The agreed deal is worth £45m and the winger is set to be Chelsea owner Todd Boehly’s first signing since taking over at the club.
He is expected to play in a top three alongside Kai Havertz and possibly another new signing as the London club are heavily linked with Leeds United’s Raphinha.
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Chelsea will have Sterling front and center for five years as he signed a deal until 2027 according to journalist Nicolo Schira and this deal has been in place between the player and the club for a long time.
The former Liverpool man will meet his Chelsea team-mates in time for their pre-season tour of the United States.
He spent seven years at Manchester City scoring 131 goals for the club, with Chelsea fans hoping for similar service during his time at the two-time European champions.