Chelsea have reached full agreements with Manchester City to sign Raheem Sterling for £45m plus £10m in add-ons, according to multiple reports.
The 27-year-old midielder will join Chelsea on a contract until 2027 with an option to add a further year.
Sterling has been closely followed by Chelsea all summer as he decided that he wasn’t going to agree to the terms of a new contract extension with Man City.
Scoring 131 goals and assisting 94 times for City made him the club’s all-time second highest goal contributor behind legend, Sergio Aguero.
The stats and his blistering pace (including clever runs into the opposition territory) attracted Thomas Tuchel’s interest in him, which Chelsea believe will be instrumental in their pursuit for silverware in the coming season.
Sterling had one year left on his Man City contract but wouldn’t extend it as he sought for more game time, which Pep Guardiola could not promise him, coupled with the addition of Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez.
Personal terms for the winger were finalised with Chelsea about a fortnight ago, ticking all boxes involved but an agreement for the transfer fee with City.
With everything finalised now, Sterling’s move to Stamford Bridge is completely done.