According to Italian football transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Raheem Sterling is on the verge of completing a move to Chelsea and is set to appear for medical in London. The Blues are set to secure the signing of the England international, with Manchester City pocketing a reported fee of £47.5 million. Chelsea first made contact with Sterling’s representatives in May for a possible summer move. The move is now approaching its completion, with the player agreeing on personal terms with the Blues. The 27-year-old Manchester City forward will sign a five-year contract with Thomas Tuchel’s side with the option of extending it by another year.
Sterling’s stint with the Pep Guardiola-managed side seems to be coming to an end now with Stamford Bridge set to be his next destination. The arrival of Erling Haaland was bound to limit the England international’s game-time at the Etihad, while at Chelsea he will be one of the most important players. Sterling is expected to lead the line in Thomas Tuchel’s side, with Romelu Lukaku moving back to Inter Milan in a temporary deal. There are still doubts over the Chelsea future of Timo Werner as well, making the former Liverpool winger a sure-shot starter for the Blues. Former Chelsea star Joe Cole has lauded the signing, insisting that it is a great deal.