Chelsea fans can’t keep waiting as they expect to have a major signing by the club, as report says there will be an announcement on one major player before break.
According to reports, Raheem Sterling’s transfer to Chelsea is anticipated to be finalised before the team leaves for its preseason tour of the United States.
The team is close to finalising negotiations with Manchester City to make the first significant acquisition under Todd Boehly’s ownership, according to the Independent.
While constantly producing steady goal returns for Pep Guardiola’s team, Sterling started to play fewer minutes in the competitive attack, which sparked rumours that he was open to a transfer elsewhere.
He further cemented his position as one of the top strikers in the league when, last season, he was inducted into the exclusive Premier League “100 club.”
With the World Cup only a few months away, it has been said that Thomas Tuchel was instrumental in persuading the England international that the project in West London is worthwhile leaving the Premier League winners for.
Chelsea anticipates signing Sterling soon
According to The Independent, the player is eager to return to the city where he grew up, and the transaction is anticipated to be completed by the time the club travels to America at the end of the week.
The 27-year-old has been given conditions that, according to the source, are acceptable to him, and a deal for around £45 million is anticipated to be finalised.
The Blues must complete a deal before the start of preseason since they are the only team among the traditional “big six” that has not done so.
After reaching an agreement with Leeds United for the Brazilian last week, it had seemed like they were about to finalise a deal for Raphinha.
The 25-year-desire old’s to transfer to Barcelona has made clear, and he and his agency, Deco, are hopeful the Catalan club will make an offer comparable to the Blues’.