England international Raheem Sterling looks set to have his medical in London today after Manchester City and Chelsea agreed on a fee of £47.5 million (plus £10m in add-ons).
Sterling is set to become owner Todd Boehly’s first marquee signing since taking over ownership of the club after starting the first part of his medical on Sunday, with the Blues hoping that they can complete a deal in time to allow Sterling to join Chelsea’s pre-season tour in the United States.
With personal terms and a transfer fee between the two clubs already agreed, the medical is the only thing in the way of Sterling completing his move from the Premier League champions to Chelsea.
The 27-year-old had great success with Man City, winning two Premier League titles, three League cups and one Community Shield since joining the club from Liverpool back in 2015.
Sterling became a key player under Man City boss Pep Guardiola but has seen less game time in recent seasons after falling down the pecking order causing him to push the move to Chelsea.
However, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is a huge admirer of the England forward and will see regular game time on the left wing for the Blues as he looks set to become the highest-paid player at Chelsea with a £300,000 a week on a five-year deal.