REVEALED: The real reason why Manchester City sold Raheem Sterling to Chelsea

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Former Manchester United right-back Gary Neville has revealed the real reason why Manchester City sold Raheem Sterling to Chelsea.

According to Neville, Julian Alvarez was the reason why Manchester City sold Sterling to Chelsea.

“I was told a year ago when City let Jesus and Sterling go – because I was quite surprised that City let both go at the same time – that this kid [Alvarez] was the reason,” Neville said via Sky Sports’ World Cup podcast.

“Someone said that to me, that is quite close to City, that he was the reason and they didn’t want to block his path.”

Meanwhile, Chelsea have made contact with the agent of 22 year old Juventus striker Dusan Vlahovic, according to journalist Ben Jacobs.

Ben Jacobs tweeted: “Told there is a very real possibility Dusan Vlahovic will leave Juventus in 2023. A January exit is not being ruled out by those close to him.

“Several top European clubs are in touch with his agent, including Chelsea, although nothing particularly advanced at this point.

“Juve are open to cashing in knowing Champions League football is by no means guaranteed next season and they may face sporting sanctions due to an ongoing investigation into alleged false accounting… January now not impossible, although Vlahovic is dealing with a groin injury. This has been a persistent problem for him.”