Chelsea are very close to announcing the signing of Raheem Sterling from Manchester City which could hand AC Milan a boost, a report claims.
Antonio Rudiger left the Blues on a free transfer to Real Madrid and Romelu Lukaku sealed a return to Inter on loan, so now Thomas Tuchel is preparing to welcome some signings while the team are on their preseason tour of the United States.
Calciomercato.com report that Sterling should be the first as Chelsea have reached a total agreement with Manchester City – with whom they are also negotiating for defender Nathan Aké – over the purchase of the winger for around €56m.
Sterling will sign a five-year contract upon his return to west London (he was part of QPR’s youth system) with an option for another season, and in the next few hours he should undergo medical examinations.
The report adds that this may represent and ‘imminent turning point for the future of Ziyech, who is out of Chelsea’s project but still left for the USA. The Rossoneri are still looking for an economic agreement with Chelsea over the formula and the amounts involved, but Sterling’s arrival could help.