New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly was in touch with City to discuss figures and the structure of a deal, with Tuchel expressing to Sterling that he sees him as a decisive figure for Chelsea’s starting XI, but also as a leader and reference point.
Pep Guardiola has repeatedly stated “I don’t like to keep players that are unhappy” and is open to allowing Sterling’s exit this summer, even to a Premier League rival, on condition that an acceptable bid in the region of £50m is tabled.
Raheem Sterling is entering the final year of his Manchester City contract; 27-year-old is carefully considering what he believes is the defining stage of his career; Chelsea looking for more firepower with Romelu Lukaku set for loan back to Inter Milan
Tuchel is desperate to add a decisive edge in the final third to cure Chelsea’s goalscoring issues.
Manchester City are expecting to field an opening offer from Chelsea for Raheem Sterling after Thomas Tuchel engaged the England international over how he would fit in at Stamford Bridge.