Raheem Sterling is reportedly open to returning to London this summer, with Chelsea interested in signing him. Thomas Tuchel is highly appreciative of the England international, and is considering him his top target for the summer.
The player is entering the last year of his contract with Manchester City, and is reluctant to sign a new deal since he doubts his importance in Pep Guardiola’s plans. With new additions to the team, the player does not believe that he will be a regular in the coming season. And as a result, is likely to move on.
Manchester City willing to let Raheem Sterling leave
Having been unable to agree a new contract, the Premier League champions will be ready to cash in on the winger. They have informed Chelsea that a transfer fee worth upwards of €50 million is expected to make the deal go through.
Chelsea’s opening bid for Raheem Sterling was worth €25 million plus add-ons, which has been rejected. And it is expected that they will be back with another offer very soon.
Manchester City are expecting both Sterling and Gabriel Jesus to depart this summer. And they want to raise around €100 million from the sales of the two forwards. Arsenal are ahead in the race to sign Gabriel Jesus, while Sterling is the preferred choice for Cheslea.
The next few weeks will be key for the Blues to close in on the signing of the skilled winger.