Raheem Sterling likely to join Chelsea from Manchester City: Reports

London, July 10 (IANS) Chelsea have agreed a deal with Premier League champions Manchester City to sign England forward Raheem Sterling.
 
Raheem Sterling likely to join Chelsea from Manchester City: Reports

London, July 10 (IANS) Chelsea have agreed a deal with Premier League champions Manchester City to sign England forward Raheem Sterling.

Sterling has agreed personal terms on a five-year contract with the option of a further 12 months and his medical will begin on Sunday afternoon, Skysports reports.

According to reports in British media the 27-year-old is expected to undergo a medical in the next few days, with Chelsea hopeful a deal will be completed in time to allow the England forward to join the club's pre-season tour in the United States.

Sterling has remained Chelsea's top target this summer, even though the Blues were strongly linked with Leeds forward Raphinha and his fellow Brazilian Richarlison.

Sterling was in good form for City last season, playing 47 games in all competitions and scoring 17 goals and providing nine assists. The 27-year-old won the Premier League title and the League Cup four times each, as well as one FA Cup during his time at Manchester City.

Sterling joined City from Liverpool for an initial £49m in July 2015 and has played a key role in their success under Pep Guardiola.

He has won four Premier League titles, one FA Cup and three League Cups at the Etihad Stadium, and scored 131 goals in 339 appearances for the reigning Premier League champions.

--IANS

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