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Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling 'wants to join Chelsea'

Man City's Raheem Sterling 'wants to join Chelsea'
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Manchester City and England star Raheem Sterling is reportedly 'keen' to join Chelsea this summer and the Blues are preparing to make a new bid for the 27-year-old forward.

Manchester City and England forward Raheem Sterling is reportedly 'keen' to join Chelsea in this summer's transfer window.

The 27-year-old's long-term future at the Etihad Stadium is believed to be uncertain as he will soon be entering the final year of his contract, while the arrivals of Erling Braut Haaland and Julian Alvarez could limit his game time under Pep Guardiola.

While a proposed move abroad to the likes or Barcelona, Real Madrid and AC Milan has previously been mooted, Sterling could remain in the Premier League, with Chelsea seemingly the frontrunners at present for his signature.

According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, both Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel and new owner Todd Boehly are interested in signing Sterling, and they are aware of City's willingness to sell the forward this summer for a fee between £50m and £60m.

Romano adds that Sterling is 'keen' on a move to Stamford Bridge and the Blues are now preparing to make a fresh bid after seeing their first offer worth £21.5m plus add-ons turned down last week.

Personal terms are understood to have already been discussed between the 77-cap England international and Chelsea's hierarchy, and there are 'positive feelings' between both parties that a full agreement can be reached this summer.

Sterling, who grew up in London and represented Queens Park Rangers at youth level, has spent the last seven years with Man City, recorded 131 goals and 95 assists in 339 appearances across all competitions, as well as winning a total of 12 trophies.

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