Football transfer news, rumours: Raheem Sterling on Chelsea move; PSG are keeping an eye on Lewandowski

What’s better than a quick way to catch up on the latest transfer news? Tune in as CBS Sports delivers the latest updates from around the world and what they mean for your favorite teams. Raheem Sterling’s mega move to Chelsea is almost done, helping to fund Manchester City’s remaining summer business. Robert Lewandowski could have a new suitor in Paris, while Arsenal could be active in a move for Nuno Tavares as they pursue Lucas Paqueta.

Let’s move on to the transfer moves:

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The biggest transfer stories of the day. These are the deals that are happening, or at least on the verge of being done.

Raheem Sterling will join Chelsea ahead of the US tour

There was little doubt that the deal would go through, but Chelsea and Manchester City have agreed a fee of £47.5m for the England winger, according to The Athletic. The clubs have not yet officially announced the transfer.

As he entered the final year of his contract, City were keen to move on before losing Sterling on a free transfer at the end of the season. One of Chelsea’s top targets, Sterling is expected to slot right in on the left wing and expectations will be high given his goalscoring record at City. In 339 games for the club, Sterling scored 131 goals and will now be the centerpiece of a dangerous attack. The Blues are expected to add Sterling ahead of their tour of the United States.

City are certainly weaker on the wings after the move, but Phil Foden and Cole Palmer should be able to cope with the increased pressure. The additions of Erling Haaland and Julián Alvarez mean this attack could be stronger than ever in the #9 position as the team dreams of Champions League glory. But the busy summer is expected to continue. With the addition of Calvin Phillips from Leeds, they are likely submitting an offer for Mark Cucurella also from Brighton, according to CBS Sports soccer insider Fabrizio Romano. If Nathan Ake goes to chelseaCity are expected to follow Josko Guardiol from RB Leipzig.

Entering the penalty area

These moves may not be imminent, but there is plenty of transfer fire in all the smoke these players and teams could be blowing out.

Could PSG enter the Robert Lewandowski sweepstakes?

According to The team, Lewandowski is PSG’s number one attacking target to pair with Kylian Mbappe. Given Barcelona’s financial woes, they have yet to present an offer for Bayern Munich to accept, especially as the German side refuse to accept an installment deal. If PSG make a move, it could potentially hasten Neymar’s departure from the team, although it is a more difficult move than expected as his contract is automatically extended by a year, while new manager Christophe Galtier has said he is counting on the Brazilian.

Building game

These moves may be speculative, but you should keep an eye on them.

Marseille want to add Nuno Tavares on loan

The team reports that Tavares is a transfer priority for the French club. With previous moves for William Saliba, Sead Kolasinac and Matteo Guendouzi, the road between North London and Marseille is a smooth one. But this move is a little harder to pull off. Marseille expressed an interest in Tavares before Jorge Sampaoli stepped down, but new coach Igor Tudor is said to be still interested in securing his services.

Tavares has had a difficult start to life at Arsenal with inconsistent performances, but they would like to add Lisandro Martinez to challenge Kieran Tierney at left-back. If the Gunners can complete the move amid interest from Manchester United, then Tavares is likely to be cleared to move. The deal is also likely to include a purchase option.

Arsenal want to sign Lucas Paqueta

After being sidelined by the addition of Rafinha from Leeds United, Arsenal are chasing another Brazilian striker. Lucas Paqueta could be on the move as Lyon have confirmed they have received offers for him. Paquette has asked to leave the team, which will make it easier for Arsenal to manage, but it depends on how strong Arsenal’s offer is. The draw to play with his national team-mates could help in this situation, but Arsenal can’t offer Champions League football, which irritates them in player negotiations.

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