Report: 'Amazing' player to fly out and join Chelsea in Los Angeles today, before his transfer is officially announced

It has been reported that Raheem Sterling is expected to join the Chelsea squad in the United States today.

According to The Athletic, the 27-year-old will be meeting his new teammates in the coming hours ahead of completing his move to the club.

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Sterling is set to become Chelsea’s first marquee signing of the summer, and the first completed under new owner Todd Boehly.

The American has been praised for his part in the deal, with the England international being impressed by his negotiation skills.

The winger, who is set to become Chelsea’s highest-paid player, has flown to Los Angeles where the Blues are based, with The Athletic claiming he will meet Thomas Tuchel as well as the players before his signing is officially confirmed.

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Sterling joins Chelsea today

With the Blues seemingly finally getting a piece of business over the line, they can look towards the squad they are set to choose from for their opening day Premier League clash with Everton.

It is almost certain the Englishman will make his debut at Goodison Park, with his regular goalscoring across the last few seasons making him one of the best players in the league.

Despite leaving the champions, manager Pep Guardiola was always full of praise for Sterling, labelling him last season as ‘amazing’ despite not being a regular starter.

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It is unclear whether the Blues will make another attacking addition before the new season commences, with a deal for Raphinha set to slip through the club’s fingers.

Despite agreeing a fee with Leeds United for a transfer, the Brazilian’s desire to join Barcelona has seen the Catalan side have the time to raise the funds for a deal.

Recent reports have suggested Tuchel is interested in a deal for Bayern Munich’s Serge Gnabry to compliment Sterling. Despite the German’s original stance of never joining a club who rivals Arsenal, the Gunners’ lack of interest could see him tempted by a move to Stamford Bridge this summer.

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.