Insight provided into Raheem Sterling’s stance on Chelsea switch20 June 2022
An insight into the stance of Manchester City star Raheem Sterling when it comes to a potential Chelsea switch has, on Monday, been provided.
Surprise speculation linking wide-man Sterling with a move to west London, of course, first began to surface across the media this past weekend.
Amid the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the futures of all of Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic, Chelsea are understood to have identified Sterling as a potential addition to the club’s ranks ahead of next season.
The English international often found himself on the outside looking in when it came to City’s most important fixtures this past season, sitting behind the likes of Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden in Pep Guardiola’s attacking pecking order.
With just a year remaining on his contract at the Etihad, it would therefore make sense for the transfer team on the blue half of Manchester to look into the possibility of moving Sterling on this summer, to avoid potentially losing him for nothing in 12 months’ time.
And, if the latest word stemming from the media on Monday is anything to go by, then Chelsea’s hopes of taking advantage of this situation have been afforded an altogether considerable boost.
This comes with Sterling himself understood to be keen on the prospect of a Stamford Bridge switch.
As per a number of reports, though he has not yet come to a definitive decision on his future, the 27-year-old is ‘very open’ to linking up with Thomas Tuchel’s Blues.
Though considerable distance remains between the two clubs when it comes to Sterling’s valuation, a transfer coming to fruition over the weeks ahead therefore cannot be ruled out.
Lots of negotiation to be done, on fee and with Sterling. But there is a willingness on all sides. Sterling hasn’t yet made any final decisions but is thought to be very open to a move to Stamford Bridge if a fee can be agreed.
— Ben Jacobs (@JacobsBen) June 20, 2022
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