[watch] Arsenal handed £59m blow as Raheem Sterling ‘given green light’ to complete Chelsea transfer

Raheem Sterling has been told that a move to Chelsea ‘would be perfect’ amid reports linking the Manchester City forward with an exit from the Etihad this summer. The 27-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, with Real Madrid and Arsenal said to be interested in his services as well.

Chelsea are in the market for another attacker this summer with Thomas Tuchel eager to bolster his strike force. As a result, the consortium led by Todd Boehly, who agreed a £4.25billion deal to buy the west London club last month, are expected to ‘push for a-list signings’ to mark a new era at Stamford Bridge, according to the MailOnline.

Sterling, who is valued at around £59million by CIES Football Observatory, certainly constitutes an ‘a-list’ arrival. And, with Champions League qualification on the table in west London, former Chelsea defender Scott Minto has given the England international the all clear amid a potential Stamford Bridge arrival.

Speaking on talkSPORT, he said: “Raheem Sterling is even more a no-brainer [for Chelsea], I mean my goodness. You kind of think ‘Well where would he go?’ He isn’t going back to Liverpool, he isn’t going to go to [Ma

“Next best? Well, United are way down there, but Chelsea would be perfect for him. Chelsea and Spurs I think would be two good moves for him, but Chelsea still I think they would be able to bridge that gap certainly more than what Spurs could do so I would absolutely go for it.”

Sterling featured 30 times for Pep Guardiola’s side in the Premier League this season, directly contributing to 19 goals. The Englishman’s impressive displays have rightly courted the attention of Europe’s biggest sides and, with Chelsea soon to undergo a rebuild, it seems that the forward would be an excellent acquisition.”Next best? Well, United are way down there, but Chelsea would be perfect for him. Chelsea and Spurs I think would be two good moves for him, but Chelsea still I think they would be able to bridge that gap certainly more than what Spurs could do so I would absolutely go for it.”

Speaking to football.london of a rebuild, Tuchel said: “We are rebuilding, not improving the squad. We are rebuilding. This is always challenging, but we are up for the challenge.

“I don’t know where we are from day one. What I can promise is that I will be here – if I can promise that – I will be here with full energy and positive energy no matter what. We will still work for Chelsea, and I refuse to think of negative scenarios. We will be competitive, on which level we will see.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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