Raheem Sterling: Chelsea agree £47.5m fee with Man City for forward

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Raheem Sterling headed a shortlist of Thomas Tuchel’s attacking targets and had entered the final year of his contract with Man City; Chelsea on verge of reinforcing attacking options after Romelu Lukaku returned to Inter Milan on loan

The 27-year-old is expected to undergo a medical in the next few days, with Chelsea hopeful Chelsea a deal will be completed in time to allow the England forward to join the club’s pre-season tour in the United States.

Sterling has remained Chelsea’s top target this summer, even though the Blues were strongly linked with Leeds forward Raphinha and his fellow Brazilian Richarlison.

Sterling has agreed personal terms on a five-year contract with the option of a further 12 months.

He has won four Premier League titles, one FA Cup and three League Cups at the Etihad Stadium, and scored 131 goals in 339 appearances for the reigning Premier League champions.

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