Raheem Sterling, who will join the Blues from Manchester City, after reaching an agreement with Chelsea ,who are finally close to making their first signing of the summer transfer season.
After reaching a personal agreement with Raheem Sterling, Chelsea now appears poised to complete their first acquisition of the summer transfer season.
On Wednesday, Mirror Sport claimed that Sterling and the Blues have reached a deal in advance of his £45 million transfer from Manchester City.
It is claimed that Sterling switched from the Etihad to Stamford Bridge because of Tuchel’s “personal touch.”
It’s believed that the agreement would be finalized in time for Sterling to go with Chelsea on their preseason tour of the United States. Here,
Prime9sport examines the five competitors that Chelsea and Tuchel defeated in order to seal the deal on their first deal of the summer.
Given that Liverpool is City’s major championship challenger, a return to Anfield would have been regarded as “exceptional.”
After joining the Reds’ academy in 2010 at the age of 16 from Queens Park Rangers, Sterling lasted three years with the senior team, however his departure was contentious.
Although Jurgen Klopp is said to have been “keen” on Sterling, it is unclear how genuine his desire was.
Sterling would have been a welcome addition to Klopp’s squad given the losses of Divock Origi and Sadio Mane as well as the injury troubles of Roberto Firmino.
Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid team has been in need of a superstar signing after missing out on Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe.
Given Ancelotti’s hesitation to deploy some of his great attackers, Sterling was considered a possibility to fill that position.
Los Blancos reportedly “pushed hard” to sign Sterling during the past few weeks after keeping a close watch on him all summer.
Eden Hazard was no longer favored, Gareth Bale and Isco had already left, Marcos Asensio was certain to follow, and Sterling would have been the ideal player to revive their offensive corps.
After a dismal season, Barcelona is likewise eager to bolster their roster with some top players.
Despite their financial issues, Xavi intends to completely restructure his team and a number of additions are anticipated.
Despite their interest, such problems most likely ended any chance of them signing the England international. They even went as far as trying to get him a loan in January, but it didn’t work out.
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Paris Saint-Germain was an intriguing potential bidder, despite the French club already having Neymar, Lionel Messi, and Mbappe on their roster.
This summer, the Ligue 1 champions are seeking to take a step back.
Despite this, they are rumored to have been interested in signing Sterling because to his standout City performances.
Neymar may depart this summer, and Sterling was probably considered as a potential replacement before deciding to join Chelsea.
Bayern Munich has been aiming to bolster their roster with some great players after their disastrous Champions League elimination the previous season.
They already have Sadio Mane, so Chelsea’s swoop may have caused their interest in Sterling to diminish.