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Saturday, May 28, 2022

Thomas Tuchel gives green light to Chelsea's £59m Man City transfer swoop with takeover imminent

  Chelsea have reportedly targeted Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling ahead of the summer transfer window and it is a deal Thomas Tu...

 

Chelsea have reportedly targeted Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling ahead of the summer transfer window and it is a deal Thomas Tuchel wants to see happen. The German is set for the busiest transfer window since his move to west London with a number of new recruits needed.

Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta could all be on their way out in defence while the futures of Jorginho, N'Golo Kante, Timo Werner, Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech are also up in the air.

Todd Boehly's consortium are expected to be officially announced as the new owners of the club in the coming days and they will no doubt be eager to make a positive first impression on supporters. Backing Tuchel would be a surefire way to do that and a marquee signing such as Sterling would certainly do no harm at all.

Arsenal have also been linked with a move for Sterling, who is valued at £59 million by CIES Observatory, with former City coach Mikel Arteta looking to tempt a number of Pep Guardiola's quad to north London. But Chelsea have the advantage of Champions League football to their name when it comes to negotiations.

Boehly is expected to hand Tuchel £200 million worth of transfer funds for the summer as they look to close the gap on Liverpool and City at the top of the league.

According to journalist Matt Law, speaking on the London Is Blue podcast, Sterling is a player Tuchel wants the board to go out and sign this summer as he looks to add more potency to his front line. Romelu Lukaku endured an underwhelming first season back at the club while the manager struggled throughout to perfect his front three.

Werner, Pulisic and Ziyech were all given opportunities but neither did enough to stake a claim for a regular position, leaving a window for a new arrival to do just that.

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