'From what I'm hearing': 27-year-old is becoming very keen to join Chelsea this summer, journalist claims
Chelsea target Raheem Sterling is reportedly warming to the idea of leaving Manchester City and playing at Stamford Bridge next season.
Simon Johnson, who’s a well-respected journalist for The Athletic, has given an insight into Sterling’s camp right now.
He explains that the 27-year-old Man City star has been in conversations with people that know Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel, as he tries to get an idea of what he’s like as a manager.
Apparently, the England international is receiving positive reviews on Tuchel to help tempt him into a transfer to West London.
“Raheem Sterling has been asking questions to people that he knows about Thomas Tuchel. How he acts as a coach, what he’s like, what Chelsea is like as a club to play for and the inner workings,” Johnson said.
“When a player does that they are doing it for obvious reasons – they’re keen to go. From what I’m hearing he’s liking the sound of playing for Chelsea and why wouldn’t he?”
Sterling leaving Manchester City
The transfer saga continues around Sterling with this fresh update that the player is reaching out for more information on interested club Chelsea.
It’s been reported Tuchel’s Blues are keen on signing the £60million-rated talent this summer.
He’s one of the most high profile stars for England’s national team, but Man City are in such a strong position where it looks like they can afford to lose an individual of his calibre. It must be factored in they’ve signed superstar striker Erling Halland from Borussia Dortmund this summer, too.
For certain, Sterling has the skill and goalscoring presence to break straight into Chelsea’s line-up. TalkSPORT pundit Jamie O’Hara has compared him to current Blues forward Timo Werner, though.
It feels like the Chelsea fanbase may start allowing themselves to get excited by the Sterling rumours because he could fix a big problem in attack.
As it stands, he’s still got one year left on his contract at Man City, so any buyers would need to reach an agreement for his signature.