Chelsea considering offers for Raheem Sterling and Gareth Bale

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Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City are about to get involved in an intricate transfer web that could see two of them enter a bidding war for Gareth Bale, reports The Mail on Sunday.

All three of the Premier League big boys are considering a move for Liverpool's Raheem Sterling. The 20-year-old is stalling over a new deal at Anfield and failure to agree one by the summer could convince Brendan Rodgers to sell.

However, all three of them are very aware that Real Madrid star Gareth Bale could also be available and would represent much better value for money. He is likely to cost around £75million and would demand a weekly wage of around £300,000-a-week.

The bigger risk

Sterling would likely cost around £50m and would be happy with less than half of Bale's wage demands, but he would be a bigger risk for the likes of Jose Mourinho and Louis van Gaal.

Bale has already proven himself at the top level. Despite the fact he has been criticised by large portions of the Bernabeu crowd, the Welshman has played some spectacular football for Real Madrid since signing in 2013.


Sterling is still to prove himself, but would still cost an exceptional amount simply because he is a young, homegrown international. Bale would cost even more, but his value comes from reputation rather than his nationality.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has already stated that he is not willing to sell Bale in the summer, but the report above suggests he would be ready to cash in if a suitable replacement can be found.

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