Personal terms between the club and player have already taken place, with Todd Boehly taking over negotiations that were originally led by Marina Granovskaia.
The transfer fee for Sterling could prove to be the sticking point with reports suggesting the fee could range anywhere from £35 million and £60 million. But with the Manchester City star about to enter the final year of his contract, there is a growing feeling from both sides that a deal can be completed.
Chelsea will submit a new proposal for Raheem Sterling as they're already working on it. Tuchel wants him and personal terms have been already discussed. 🚨🔵 #CFC
Negotiations with City were led by Marina Granovskaia – she now left the club, Boehly is preparing the new bid. pic.twitter.com/O0z5DUA0Sz
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 26, 2022
Raheem Sterling: Chelsea Step Up Chase for Star England International
Why Sterling Is a Priority for Chelsea
Chelsea struggled last season at various times to unlock teams who defended resolutely, with this being a big problem at Stamford Bridge. Sterling would help solve this issue, as he has proved himself over his time for Manchester City, scoring 131 goals in 339 appearances.
With the departure of Romelu Lukaku and the seemingly inevitable departure of Hakim Ziyech, it looks like Chelsea are looking to overhaul their attack this summer. Sterling has become a priority for Tuchel as he offers a goal threat that his wingers did not for large parts of last season.
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The England International can play out wide or as a false nine, which would undoubtedly appeal to Tuchel as Sterling and Kai Havertz could interchange, giving a Chelsea a fluid, fast-moving attack.
The Manchester City star would give Chelsea a proven solution to their final third creativity issues. He knows where the goal is, and he uses his superb acceleration to great effect getting in behind and taking on full-backs.
Despite Sterling falling down the pecking order at the Etihad last campaign, he still scored an impressive 17 goals in 49 appearances, providing nine assists, which will appeal to Tuchel who struggled to find a consistent attacking threat in his squad.