Chelsea has agreed to a £ 50 million deal to sign Raheem Sterling from Manchester City.
The England winger has agreed on personal terms with the Blues at £300k-a-week, agreeing on a five-year deal with an option for a further 12 months. Sterling, 27, had a year left on his City contract and has opted to leave the Etihad – making him one of the highest earners at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea is now holding a medical for the ex-Liverpool player in a deal that would cost an initial £47.5m plus an additional £2.5m. Sterling has already spoken to new boss Thomas Tuchel and has impressed with the German.
After his medical, Sterling could fly to America to join his new teammates on their pre-season tour. By joining Chelsea, he ends a seven-year association with Man City.
Sterling joined Liverpool in the summer of 2015 in a £44m deal. He made 339 appearances for City, scoring 131 goals and playing a key role in the trophy win. In his time with the club, Sterling won four Premier League titles, four League Cups, and one FA Cup.
Nathan Ake could follow his team-mate to Stamford Bridge. Chelsea is in talks to re-sign the Dutchman, having sold him to Bournemouth in 2017. According to The Times, talks have intensified in recent days, with Ake open to a return to west London.
Journalist Fabrizio Romano claims City wants £41m for the defender and personal terms have already been agreed. Ake, 27, made 17 senior appearances for the Blues after coming through their academy. He has scored 40 so far for Man City, helping them win the Premier League title last term.