Sky Sports reports that Sterling’s move to London is “imminent” although a fee has yet to be agreed between the two clubs. The 27-year-old England star is in the final year of his contract at the Etihad, but City are expected to keep the fee in the range of £45m.
Chelsea have agreed personal terms with Man City winger Raheem Sterling
The England international has won four Premier League titles out of nine major trophies since joining Man City from Liverpool in 2015. Was a key player in the early days of Pep Guardiola’s reign at Man City. , Sterling has scored 131 goals in 337 appearances for the English champions.
However, his regular place in the starting XI at City has come increasingly under threat from the signing of Jack Grealish for a Premier League record £100m last year, plus the by Phil Foden from the club’s academy. Moreover, Man City have also strengthened their attacking options for the new season with the arrival of Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez.
Man City just recruited Haaland (middle)
Chelsea are actively entering the transfer market after letting record signing Romelu Lukaku return to Inter Milan on loan just a year after splashing out £97m on the Belgian striker. New chairman Boehly has personally pushed for transfer negotiations as the US billionaire also serves as interim sporting director following the departure of his former boss, Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich.