Thomas Tuchel makes contact with Raheem Sterling as Chelsea prepare to make opening bid
Posted by  badge Boss on Jun 26
Raheem Sterling has emerged as one of Chelsea’s key transfer targets this summer (Picture; Getty)

has made contact with Raheem Sterling in an effort to convince the star to join this summer.

The Blues are looking to revamp their forward line during the close season with set to depart, while the likes of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner could also be surplus to requirements.

on loan after an underwhelming 12 months at Stamford Bridge, move in the opposite direction.

Raheem Sterling wasn’t an automatic starter for Man City last season (Picture: Getty)

having largely flattered to deceive since joining from Ajax two years ago.

Chelsea are not certain to sign a like-for-like replacement for Lukaku and will instead focus on forwards capable of playing in a a number of different positions.

and has responded by making a personal plea to Sterling, according to .

The England international has little over 12 months remaining on his current contract and talks over a new deal have stalled. City value the 27-year-old at between £50m and £60m with Chelsea ready to make their opening offer in the coming days.

, especially given he wasn’t an automatic starter for City last season.

Chelsea are also interested in signing Ousmane Dembele from Barcelona who are making a late attempt to get the France international to sign a new contract, before his current deal expires next week.

Tuchel is also interested in Everton forward Richarlison, but is likely to face significant competition from London rivals Tottenham.

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