Chelsea and Manchester City strike a £50m deal for Raheem Sterling with the England winger on the cusp of signing a five-year deal worth £315,000-a-week to move to Stamford Bridge
- Man City and Chelsea have agreed to a £50million fee for Raheem Sterling
- Sterling will sign a deal with the Blues until 2027, with an option of another year
- The five-year contract at Stamford Bridge is worth around £315,000 a week
Raheem Sterling’s protracted move away from Manchester City came to a conclusion on Saturday night when Chelsea agreed a £50million deal for the England international.
The 27-year-old communicated to City at the beginning of last month that he wanted to seek a new challenge elsewhere amid interest from clubs in Europe.
Chelsea made it clear they wanted the City forward to take on a key role of their attacking overhaul and, following positive talks with Thomas Tuchel, Sterling opted for Stamford Bridge.
Manchester City and Chelsea have agreed to a £50million fee for Raheem Sterling
Sterling held positive discussions with Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel over his proposed role
Alongside his lawyer, Sterling is understood to have negotiated a five-year contract worth around £315,000 a week. There is the option for an extension of one season to the deal.
New Chelsea chairman Todd Boehly led discussions with City over a fee and a straight £50m was agreed over the weekend.
A medical is expected to take place in the capital, with the majority of Tuchel’s squad in America on their pre-season tour.
New Chelsea chairman Todd Boehly led discussions with City over a fee and a straight £50m was agreed over the weekend
Sterling joined City from Liverpool for £44m before enjoying a hugely successful seven seasons at the Etihad Stadium, leaving nine goals shy of reaching a century of Premier League strikes for the champions.
Pep Guardiola did not want to stand in the player’s way at the end of a campaign when he was often not selected on the biggest occasions.
Sterling follows Gabriel Jesus out of the door following the Brazilian’s £45m switch to Arsenal, while Chelsea believe they can also secure the signature of defender Nathan Ake.
Sterling enjoyed seven trophy-laden seasons at the Emirates after joining from Liverpool
Ake is keen on the move back to west London and is valued in a similar region to the other two big-name departures.
City moved swiftly to replenish their attacking options by landing Erling Haaland and Argentine forward Julian Alvarez, both of whom will be presented to supporters outside the Etihad later on Sunday.
The pair will be joined by Kalvin Phillips and goalkeeper Stefan Ortega at a fan event.