Chelsea have agreed a £50M deal to sign Raheem Sterling from Manchester City. The former Liverpool star is set to become the first signing of the Todd Boehly era. Chelsea have straightened out personal terms with Sterling since the end of June, and finally a fee has been agreed with City. Raheem Sterling is set to sign a 5-year deal with Chelsea with the option for an additional year.

Raheem Sterling in Manchester City's home kit

Sterling wants to leave Manchester City because of fluctuating game time he gets at the club. The winger wants to be a talismanic figure in a big side, and after speaking with Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel, he is convinced that a move to West London is the next step in his career.


Sterling represents the first deal Chelsea have managed to complete since Marina Granovskaia and Petr Cech left the club.

It has been a demanding summer from the decision makers at Chelsea, but they plan to invest further. Chelsea are still in for Raphinha and they have an offer accepted already. The Blues will also look to improve their defense after losing Andreas Christensen and Toni Rudiger for free this summer.

Raheem Sterling’s teammate and former Chelsea player Nathan Ake could also return to the club. Ake has emerged as a key target for Thomas Tuchel. Chelsea have agreed terms with the player, but will look to seal a £40M deal with Manchester City in the coming days.