Chelsea: £63m star 'quite open' to Stamford Bridge move

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Chelsea target Raheem Sterling is open to a move to Stamford Bridge this summer, says transfer insider Dean Jones.

The west London club are expected to launch a bid for the Manchester City attacker soon, and Jones thinks they are in a good position to land him.

GiveMeSport Transfer Update With Dean Jones
GiveMeSport Transfer Update With Dean Jones

What is the latest news involving Sterling?

Multiple outlets, including The Telegraph, are reporting that Chelsea are in talks with City to sign Sterling this transfer window.

According to the newspaper, the Blues have asked for valuations for both the 27-year-old and his team-mate Nathan Ake as they look to complete a double swoop.

Thomas Tuchel has lost Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen, hence the German’s interest in central defender Ake.

Elsewhere, a report from The Guardian suggests that a bid for Sterling from Chelsea is imminent.

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What has Jones said about Sterling to Chelsea?

Jones has told GIVEMESPORT that Sterling is open to joining Chelsea and things are looking good for the former European champions in their bid to bring him to west London.

Speaking to GMS, the journalist said: “The positive for any pursuit of Raheem Sterling is that he’s basically on the market, so that’s a positive for Chelsea. It’s encouraging them that a deal can be done.

“From what I understand, Raheem’s been quite open to it. I think more open than a lot of people thought he might have been considering, I think, ideally, he was going to look to move abroad.”

Will City miss Sterling?

While City do seem open to letting Sterling go, that is probably largely down to his contract situation. The £63m-rated England international has just a year to run on his current deal.

You would not expect Pep Guardiola to be jumping for joy right now, with Sterling being a player who has brought a lot to the Spaniard’s attack.

In 339 appearances for the Premier League champions, he has scored 131 goals. In total, the former Liverpool man has found the back of the net on 154 occasions in his club career.

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It would be a blow to lose that, but the arrival of Erling Haaland should obviously make up for it, while City’s hands are tied with Sterling’s contract running down.

He will be missed at the Etihad, but you would expect City to survive without him. As for the England star and Chelsea, it could be a very good match.

Sterling clearly wants guaranteed minutes ahead of the World Cup this year, and Chelsea need to add more goals to their side, something Tuchel has spoken about before.

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