Confirmed: £45m player agrees terms with Chelsea

Raheem Sterling
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Chelsea target Raheem Sterling has now agreed personal terms with Chelsea, as he is close to sealing a move to Chelsea.

According to The Athletic, Sterling has agreed personal terms with Chelsea and all that is left is for the two clubs to agree a transfer for the 27-year-old.

The Independent claim that Chelsea are set to complete a deal understood to be £45m with a potential of £10m in add-ons for Sterling.

Sterling is said to have been ‘impressed with Tuchel’s vision for the club’ and ‘it is now believed a deal will happen imminently’.

Sterling has a year left on his contract with Manchester City, and the England international is keen on leaving City after a reduced role last season.

Sterling has won four league titles with City, scoring 131 goals in 337 appearances in all competitions.

Sterling is now expected to be Chelsea’s first signing under Todd Boehly’s era.

Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has backed Sterling to be a good signing for Chelsea.

Merson told Sky Sports: “I think he might take time, he plays at Man City to the absolute way that Pep Guardiola wants you to play. He knows when that ball is coming into the box, he’s coming to that far post, you look at [Jack] Grealish, he hasn’t got that at the moment.

“When the ball is whipped in and Grealish is still on the touchline — Sterling does it to an art. In my opinion, he will be massively missed. It might take time at Chelsea but he will be a great signing.

“I think Sterling is a good signing, I’d worry about Man City selling Sterling, you’re selling a lot of goals, people go to me ‘he’s always at the far post tapping them in’ he’s not pushing anybody out the way to tap them goals in.

“There’s an art to what he does and he’d be a massive miss for Man City and if Chelsea got him that’d be a major signing especially when you’re getting a quality international player at one of the top teams in football and get him to Chelsea that is a major signing.”