Report: Todd Boehly thinks Chelsea could pull off 'major coup' after making contact to sign £200k-a-week star

Todd Boehly reportedly thinks Manchester City star Raheem Sterling would be a real statement signing from Chelsea this summer and he wants to make it happen.

Boehly, who’s Chelsea’s new co-owner and interim sporting director, is proving to be a driving force in the club’s transfer business.

According to 90min, Boehly has helped to oversee an approach to both Man City and Sterling this summer.

It is understood the American investor thinks the 27-year-old would be a “major coup” if prized away from the Etihad Stadium.

The report explains the Blues are pushing firm to secure a deal for the England international, who is still working out his own future.

It was reported yesterday that Thomas Tuchel’s side were primed to make a bid for the £60million-rated attacker.

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Boehly wants Sterling signing

The new Chelsea ownership will be desperate to get supporters on their side immediately, something they can do with smart business in the transfer window.

Sterling, who earns £200,000-a-week, is a massive name in English football that ticks the box of a marquee signing.

The quick forward has 109 goals and 77 assists in 320 Premier League games during his time with Liverpool and Man City. He’s already up to 77 senior England caps, too.

Chelsea fans expected greatness when Romelu Lukaku joined last summer in a deal which received a lot of attention at the time. Everybody has seen how badly these kind of deals can go, though.

Let’s hope that the club can get it right with a big signing after several flops in recent years.

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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.