Sterling ‘can be considered new Chelsea player’ as contract details emerge after medical complete

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Raheem Sterling and Mason Mount both feature in transfer gossip Credit: PA Images
Raheem Sterling and Mason Mount both feature in transfer gossip Credit: PA Images

Raheem Sterling ‘can be considered a new Chelsea player’ after the 27-year-old reportedly completed his medical in London and is now flying to Los Angeles to be unveiled.

The Blues are currently at their preseason training camp in LA ahead of their tour of the US, with Sterling set to join his new teammates.

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Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano claims he is currently on a flight to LA having signed an agreement and completed his medical.

Romano says he’s signed a five-year deal with the option to extend by a further year.

On Chelsea’s move for Sterling, Paul Merson told Sky Sports: “I think he might take time, he plays at Man City to the absolute way that Pep Guardiola wants you to play. He knows when that ball is coming into the box, he’s coming to that far post, you look at [Jack] Grealish, he hasn’t got that at the moment.

“When the ball is whipped in and Grealish is still on the touchline — Sterling does it to an art. In my opinion, he will be massively missed. It might take time at Chelsea but he will be a great signing.

“I think Sterling is a good signing, I’d worry about Man City selling Sterling, you’re selling a lot of goals, people go to me ‘he’s always at the far post tapping them in’ he’s not pushing anybody out the way to tap them goals in.

“There’s an art to what he does and he’d be a massive miss for Man City and if Chelsea got him that’d be a major signing especially when you’re getting a quality international player at one of the top teams in football and get him to Chelsea that is a major signing.”

The announcement could spark a rush of transfer activity for Chelsea, who are also said be close to agreeing a deal for Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly.

David Ornstein of The Athletic said on Tuesday: ‘Discussions are taking place over a possible deal that could see the 31-year-old move to Stamford Bridge on a long-term contract for a proposed €40 million fee.

‘Negotiations are ongoing but an agreement between the clubs and the Senegal captain is thought to be close.’

And Koulibaly himself, when asked about the move, said: “I can confirm later, but it is on the right track.”

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