Report: Chelsea to make official offer for 'world-class' player on Tuesday

Chelsea are reportedly set to make their offer for Manchester City star Raheem Sterling on Tuesday.

According to The Times, Chelsea will make a formal bid today to try sign the 27-year-old star.

The report explains the Blues made contact with Man City officials yesterday to discuss the England attacker, so will now step up interest with an official offer.

Sterling, who’s entering the final year of his contract at the Etihad Stadium, has been heavily linked with a potential switch to Stamford Bridge in the last couple of weeks. In fact, it’s been claimed the Man City winger is open to the idea of joining Chelsea after a discussion with manager Thomas Tuchel.

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Chelsea offer for Raheem Sterling

Chelsea’s intentions to sign Sterling seem crystal clear right now.

He may reportedly cost as much as £60millon to prize away from Premier League champions Man City, but he’s a player with so much success on his CV already.

As he prepares to enter the peak of his career, Sterling already has four Premier League titles to his name. The quick and skilful winger has 77 senior England caps, too.

Blues supporters may like hearing that club legend Frank Lampard once described the Man City ace as a “world-class player”.

He scored 17 goals in 47 games across all competitions last season, which was during a campaign he wasn’t always a nailed-on starter. In contrast, Romelu Lukaku (15) was the top Chelsea scorer last year.

It’s definitely time for Chelsea’s wide players to start posting better goalscoring numbers, something Sterling should definitely be able to help with based off his Man City career.

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A sports journalist who graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016 and is a Chelsea supporter. Loves anything football or cricket related when it comes to England.