Chelsea have got as far as negotiating personal terms with Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The Italian journalist claims that wages have “already been discussed”, with Blues owner Todd Boehly now planning a “new bid” to secure the England international’s signature:
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
Sterling is believed to be keen to have his future sorted by the time he returns from holiday early next month and Chelsea are pressing ahead with their plans to secure his services with an improved offer.
Romano has previously reported that the London club had their first bid (worth €25m/£21m plus add-ons) knocked back, and it has been suggested that they will need at least £40m to £45m to get an agreement from City.
Chelsea are very much in pole position to sign Sterling, with rivals Arsenal and Tottenham seemingly out of the running, and there is now confidence that the 27-year-old will complete a move to Stamford Bridge.