Chelsea want to bring in Manchester City winger Rahim Stirling this summer.
Thomas Tuchel is a big fan of the wing, which expires next summer. The head of the Blues believes that Stirling is more suitable for the style of play of Chelsea than Romelu Lukaku, who will probably be hired at the former club Inter Milan.
Sky Sports News understands that it will require a transfer fee of close to £ 60 million for a transaction to be concluded through this transfer window.
The sky in Italy Chelsea say they are confident they will sign with Stirling this summer, announcing a potential bid of £ 35 million for the player.
Stirling won four Premier League titles, four League Cups and the FA Cup in City after joining the club in the summer of 2015.
The 27-year-old has played 339 times for the current top-class champions, scoring 131 goals – just outside the top ten on the club’s all-time top scorers list.
But a guaranteed starting point was not always provided for Sterling under Pep Guardiola. The England winger has started just five of a possible 12 Champions League games this season and has not been used by the Spanish City manager nine times in the Premier League last term.
Stirling has family ties in London
Sky Sports News reporter Mark Macadam:
“Chelsea fans are starting to worry about the lack of transfer activity compared to their rivals – Todd Bowley and the new Chelsea property can make a huge statement here.
“Rahim Stirling wants to play football. He wants to be a part of things. He was a huge part of what Manchester City did, winning four Premier League titles, four FA Cups and FA Cups and a Champions League medal. He is a huge part of their success story, as well as 77 games for England.
“We all know that the World Cup is coming up in November and December, and although Stirling was not a big part of City’s starting XI last season, this guaranteed football will be of interest to Gareth Southgate and Stirling.
There is a good story here too. We know that Stirling began his career at the Queen’s Park Rangers Academy in West London. He grew up in the shadow of the arch at Wembley Stadium and spent a lot of time in London before going to Liverpool. .
“He has a family connection and a history in London. This will be an important factor in this situation. Chelsea is a major player in the Premier League and has won many trophies. That’s what Stirling wants to do: play at the highest level. He will not only return home, but will be part of a successful team with new owners who want to keep earning. It will be a fascinating story that will take place in the summer, but the first moves are happening today. “
Sterling to Chelsea? Your views …
Jetsdad: Absolute madness, if City sells it to potential rivals for the title, it could really bite them in the back. Why is he so disapproved?
Pierre: I prefer to take Dembele for free, not Stirling, even if he is a proven player and can make a deal. Our transfer budget must give priority to defense
Jack Lowe: Sterling to Chelsea? Good deal, 27 experienced wing. He scores goals. But not for 60 million. In this case, I prefer Dembele, who is younger and will cost very little compared to sterling.
Benji: As a Chelsea fan, for me sterling is not meaningless, there are not many proven players available, it guarantees a healthy number of goals and a more reliable option than our current strikers.
Oli: It makes sense everywhere, no club will refuse a fit and fire Stirling, and Stirling needs games to solidify his place in WC XI with all the young talent coming behind him.
Callum: It would be a big mistake, City sells sterling to Chelsea. This weakens them and strengthens one of their rivals. I would take him back to Liverpool to replace Manet, but I don’t think most fans would accept him. He went into a very bad relationship, but you can imagine what Jurgen Klopp could do.
Andy : Proven in the Premier League, leader and more consistent finisher than what Chelsea have now, Given the fee is under £ 50 million, it’s worth it, but it’s all more expensive
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