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Chelsea to Sign Raheem Sterling from Man City – Full Agreement Reached

Chelsea have reached full agreement to sign Raheem Sterling from Manchester City on a permanent deal, contract until 2027 plus option for a further year.

As earlier reported, Chelsea will pay £45 million guaranteed fee plus £10m add-ons to Manchester City for Sterling. He only wanted Chelsea as priority move, despite new contract talks with City. Thomas Tuchel already had direct conversations with him, explaining to him the project for the next season and more. He will be among best paid players at Chelsea with salary already agreed last June.

Raheem Sterling who has been phenomenal at Manchester City. He leaves the club after an incredible run which saw him achieve great things and produced pivotal moments that will never be forgotten among City fans. Under Pep Guardiola, Sterling scored 120 goals and provided 85 assists which are the third most, in 292 appearances for Man City.

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During this period, he won the English Premier League four (4) times, the League Cup four (4) times, the FA Community Shield two (2) times and the FA Cup one (1) time with Manchester City. With his experience, the transition to Chelsea will surely be a smooth one.

Raheem Sterling at Chelsea
Raheem Sterling at Chelsea FC.

This is the first signing for Chelsea in the Todd Boehly era, the new owner of the mentioned football club. According to Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea and Man City will be in contact again in the coming days to negotiate Nathan Aké deal after Raheem Sterling.

Nathan Aké was signed by Manchester City from Bournemouth in August, 2020. However, he left Chelsea for Bournemouth in 2017 after an initial loan spell before a £40 million move to City.

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He will be looking forward to a comeback after failing to break into Chelsea‘s first team under Jose Mourinho.

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