Report: Raheem Sterling wants to achieve something he's never done before at Chelsea

Reports suggest Raheem Sterling is targeting Champions League glory with Chelsea following his confirmed move to the club.

According to The Evening Standard, the Englishman is keen to add the European prize to the nine major honours he already has in his career.

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The Blues have been crowned Champions of Europe twice in the last decade, with the first coming in 2012 following a sensational underdog win over Bayern Munich.

Unfortunately for Sterling, he will be all too familiar with the club’s most recent Champions League success, with his former Manchester City side falling short in the final in Porto in 2021.

The final saw the England international have an intriguing battle with new teammate Reece James, with the entire Chelsea defence performing to their best levels to secure glory.

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Sterling wants to win Champions League

This resilience may have been noticed by Sterling, with the Evening Standard reporting that his desire to win the top prize in club football was at the forefront of his mind.

The 27-year-old’s decision to leave City is down to the drop in his starting minutes, despite remaining a regular goalscorer for the club.

He was not chosen to start in either of the club’s semi-final matches against Real Madrid, where they fell short to heroics from the likes of Karim Benzema and Rodrygo, meaning their hunt for the Champions League has to continue.

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Thomas Tuchel will be hoping the addition of the proven Premier League goalscorer will help them in big moments this season, with their lack of goals seeing them fall off the pace domestically.

Mason Mount has been the only player to reach double digits for the Blues in the last two seasons in the league, meanwhile Sterling has reached that figure in the last five league campaigns.

Ultimately, Chelsea fans should be excited by the prospect of the England international joining the squad, with the club’s current wide options not cutting it for Tuchel so far.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.