O Chelsea is close to an agreement to count on the player of the Manchester CityRaheem Sterling, who would be the first signing of the ‘Todd Boehly era’ at the London club, British media reported on Wednesday.
According to the Sky SportsSterling’s arrival at Chelsea is “imminent”, despite the cost of the operation still being negotiated between the two clubs.
Sterling, 27, is in the final year of his contract with the ‘Citizens’, who are reportedly asking around £45m for the transfer.
The England international has won four Premier League titles with Manchester City and a total of nine trophies since joining the club in 2015 from Liverpool.
At City, he scored 131 goals in 337 games. His prestige on the team has diminished with the arrival of Jack Grealish last year and the evolution of Phil Foden. The recent signing of Erling Haaland further weakens his situation.
Chelsea are, for their part, in search of a top scorer after the transfer of Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan.