‘Please Yes’ ‘Should Be The First Name On The Sale List’ Fans Back £47.5M Chelsea Player’s Exit Amid Saudi Rumours

Chelsea winger Raheem Sterling is expected to be the subject of more offers from Saudi Arabia at the end of the season, according to The Telegraph.

The England international rejected substantial proposals from the Middle East last summer and, while the player’s stance may have not changed, the Blues are keen to balance the books. It is believed that up to £100m needs to be raised before June 30th to keep in line with FFP, and fans on X would back Sterling being sold if needs by:

Sterling has not had a happy time at Stamford Bridge

Since joining Chelsea from Manchester City for £47.5m in the summer of 2022, the 29-year-old has struggled to recapture his best form.

In 73 appearances for the London club, Sterling has scored just 17 times and contributed 13 assists. He has had the odd game where he has looked very impressive but they have been few and far between.

Chelsea are already lining up a replacement

The Telegraph report that the Blues have targeted Athletic Bilbao’s Nico Williams as Sterling’s successor. The Spanish international is eight years younger than the former Liverpool star and he is reportedly available for only £43m due to a release clause in his contract.

Of course, due to Chelsea’s financial situation, they will need to facilitate Sterling’s departure first before making a move for Williams.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.