Chelsea have made Manchester City and England forward their main transfer target.
The club’s fans have become frustrated by the lack of transfer activity from their side following the takeover, especially as a number of their Premier League rivals have been busy strengthening their squads.
Now though they are ready to make a move for Sterling, who is about to enter the final year of his contract at the Etihad, and whose future at the Premier League champions is one of those threatened by the signing of Erling Haaland.
The 27 year old has aroused lots of interest from overseas clubs, but signing for Chelsea means he gets to return to London and they have the advantage that they can offer him Champions League football next season.
Despite the reduced time on his contract, Thomas Tuchel’s side can still expect to part with upward of £50 million if they want to sign Sterling.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.