Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Raheem Sterling SIGNS Chelsea contract, Lewandowski open to Blues deal, Koulibaly latest | The Sun

RAHEEM STERLING has completed his medical and signed for Chelsea, according to reports.

A deal could even be announced as soon as tonight.

It is believed that the Blues will pay £47.5 million rising to £50m in add-ons to secure the services of the England international.

Meanwhile, reports in Germany suggest that Robert Lewandowski would be willing to make the switch to Stamford Bridge should a deal collapse between Bayern Munich and Barcelona.

And Chelsea are reportedly keen on Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly, who has an asking price of £34million.

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  • Justin Lawrence

    Terry gives Sterling approval

    Chelsea legend John Terry has given Raheem Sterling's transfer to the club his seal of approval.

    Sterling's move to Stamford Bridge is imminent, and Terry is looking forward to his arrival.

    He said: "Love him. Would be a great signing."

  • Justin Lawrence

    How Chelsea can land Lewandowski

    Chelsea could be in luck in their pursuit of Robert Lewandowski.

    The Bayern attacker's heart is set on a move to Barcelona, who are still negotiating his transfer.

    But Bayern want the Poland international gone this week before they jet off on their pre-season tour, according to sports journalist Maximillian Koch.

    The Bundesliga Champions are waiting for Barca to meet their £52m asking price.

    However, it remains to be seen whether Barca will stump up the cash in time, which means the Blues can swoop in and snatch Lewandowski.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Lukaku's long term intentions

    Romelu Lukaku intends to stay with Inter Milan beyond his season-long loan deal, reports claim.

    The Belgian joined Inter this summer after declaring his desire to return to Italy midway through last season.

    But he's already decided his Stamford Bridge exit will be a long-term one, according to Sport Mediaset.

    The publication claims Lukaku has a gentleman's agreement in place with Inter over a permanent switch.

    He's even told friends and family his plans to remain at the San Siro, the report added.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Chilwell's desperate for World Cup spot

    Chelsea star Ben Chilwell is desperate to get into the England squad for the World Cup in Qatar.

    The Blues left-back revealed it would be the highlight of his career if given the opportunity to do so.

    Chilwell said to The Telegraph: "It would be the highlight not just of my career, but of my life.

    "Over the next three or four months I am just going to do everything that I can to try to make sure that is my spot."

  • Sam Dymond

    Duo want teen star Tyler

    Newcastle and Chelsea are understood to be leading the race to sign Southampton's latest teenage sensation, Tyler Dibling.

    The 16-year-old forward is considered one of the hottest young talents in the country, and has already been watched by scouts from all over Europe.

    He leapt on to the Toon's radar in April when bagging a stunning hat-trick against them in Premier League 2, a performance that led Ralph Hasenhuttl to refer to him as the academy's 'shining player'.

    There's the belief that if he remains at St Mary's, he may be integrated into the first team next season.

  • Sam Dymond

    Tuchel: Move for Ronaldo unlikely

    Chelsea are unlikely to make a move for Cristiano Ronaldo as Thomas Tuchel feels it does not make 'football sense'.

    That's the understanding of CBS's Ben Jacobs, who believes that the Blues will not make a formal approach despite last month's meeting between new owner Todd Boehly and agent Jorge Mendes.

    There was an initial belief among the incoming hierarchy that a deal for the Portuguese superstar would be a huge plus for the Chelsea brand.

    However, Boehly has been eager to ensure Tuchel has the final say on transfers so – considering Manchester United's reluctance to sell – a move to Stamford Bridge for Ronaldo appears increasingly unlikely.

  • Sam Dymond

    Irons to hammer out Broja deal

    West Ham United are set for talks with Chelsea’s Armando Broja as they step up their search for a striker.

    The Evening Standard understand that the Hammers have identified the Albanian ace as their number one transfer target, and will approach both the club and player in the coming days.

    Broja impressed in spells at Southampton last season, eventually ending his loan on the south coast with nine goals in 38 appearances.

    The forward returned to Stamford Bridge hoping for significant time with the first team, but that is looking unlikely despite the departure of Romelu Lukaku.

  • Sam Dymond

    Chelsea outcasts costing £500k-per-week

    The Todd Boehly revolution at Chelsea has well and truly begun.

    Raheem Sterling is poised to join the club imminently in a smart £50m transfer, and the next stage will be balancing the wage bill at Stamford Bridge by cutting the dead wood.

    According to Matt Law in the Telegraph, the new Chelsea owners have identified five players – Kepa Arrizabalaga, Kenedy, Malang Sarr, Ross Barkley and Michy Batshuayi – that are currently costing in the region of half-a-million pounds each week.

    The quintet made just 19 Premier League appearances between them last season, and all have been made available for transfer.

  • Sam Dymond

    Blues revive interest in Koulibaly

    Chelsea's summer search for a centre-back continues, and the club have now reset their sights on Kalidou Koulibaly.

    The Blues have long been linked with the Napoli man, and reportedly have 'no problem' meeting the £34m asking price being quoted.

    Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport believe the Premier League club will now discuss terms with the 31-year-old Senegal captain over a prospective move to Stamford Bridge.

    The Blues are on the lookout for defensive reinforcements after losing both Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen this summer.

    Jules Kounde had looked certain to join from Sevilla but he is now set to stay in Spain, while Chelsea's 'dream' signing Matthijs de Ligt appears to have opted for Bayern Munich.

  • Sam Dymond

    Raphinha move to Barca 'imminent'

    It appears as though Leeds United star Raphinha is edging closer to joining Barcelona.

    Fabrizio Romano has tweeted that the Brazilian's transfer to the Nou Camp is 'imminent' with a €72m deal having been verbally agreed.

    Both Chelsea and Arsenal had been confident of landing the attacking midfielder at different stages this summer, but the 25-year-old has instead pushed hard for his 'dream' move to Barca.

    Despite beating the drop on the last day of the season, Leeds have been resigned to losing Raphinha and will accept the bid as soon as it is formerly submitted.

  • Sam Dymond

    Chelsea want £7m for Azpi

    Chelsea have slapped a £7m price tag on wantaway captain Cesar Azpilicueta, according to the Evening Standard.

    The Blues defender is desperate to join Barcelona, and is understood to have already agreed terms with the LaLiga giants.

    However, the transfer fee remains a stumbling block with Barca struggling to get their finances in order.

    The Catalans had expected to land Azpilicueta on a free this summer following the expiry of his contract – only for Chelsea to trigger a one-year extension towards the end of last season.

    Andreas Christensen has already made the move from Stamford Bridge to the Nou Camp while Antonio Rudiger joined Barcelona's rivals Real Madrid.

  • Sam Dymond

    Blues ready to rob Lewandowski

    Chelsea are keeping a keen eye on Robert Lewandowski, and are ready to make a move for the striker if his proposed move to Barcelona falls through.

    The Daily Mail report that the Blues – along with Paris Saint-Germain – are preparing to enter the race for the Polish superstar with his move to Spain stalling.

    The 33-year-old confirmed this summer that he will be leaving Bayern Munich after eight impressive years with the Bundesliga giants.

    And while he is understood to have agreed terms with Barca, the Catalans are struggling to source the funds to seal the deal.

    Lewandowski remains hopeful of joining the Nou Camp club, but is open to the idea of a move to Stamford Bridge as an alternative.

  • Jake Lambourne

    Morning Chelsea fans

    Chelsea have been dealt a major blow with Juventus ace Matthijs de Ligt edging closer to a Bayern Munich switch.

    Bayern director Hasan Salihamidzic will be in Turin on Monday to negotiate a fee after agreeing personal terms with the Dutch centre-back, 22.

    A five-year, £292,000-a-week deal is on the table for the 38-cap star, who would rather play for Bayern.

    The Germans are believed to have offered £76million for the man Juve paid £67.5m for in July 2019.

    Raheem Sterling is waiting for the full results of his medical before linking up with his new team-mates in the United States.

    The England international underwent tests in London today ahead of sealing a £50million move from Manchester City.

    If given the all-clear, Sterling, 27 will fly to Los Angeles to meet the rest of his squad.

    The Blues also reportedly have “no problem” meeting Napoli’s £34million asking price for defender Kalidou Koulibaly.

    The Blues are on the lookout for defensive reinforcements after losing both Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen this summer.

    And the Blues are now thought to have stepped up their interest in Napoli defender Koulibaly, 31.

    Chelsea are prepared to stump up the £34m Napoli are asking for to part ways with the defender, according to Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport.

    Koulibaly is out of contract with the Serie A side at the end of next season, meaning this summer is Napoli’s last chance to demand a sizeable fee.

  • Jon Boon

    Dembele to stay at Barca

    Ousmane Dembele will not be moving to Chelsea in the summer, according to reports.

    Relevo claim that Barcelona are expected to announce the French winger has signed a new deal.

    The World Cup winner has also been linked with PSG.

    However, it appears his future belongs at the Camp Nou.

  • Jon Boon

    De Ligt blow

    Chelsea have been dealt a major blow with Juventus ace Matthijs de Ligt edging closer to a Bayern Munich switch.

    Bayern director Hasan Salihamidzic will be in Turin on Monday to negotiate a fee after agreeing personal terms with the Dutch centre-back, 22.

    A five-year, £292,000-a-week deal is on the table for the 38-cap star, who would rather play for Bayern.

    The Germans are believed to have offered £76million for the man Juve paid £67.5m for in July 2019.

    Chelsea are keen on the Ajax youth product having lost centre-backs Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen on frees to Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively.

  • Jon Boon

    Sterling medical results

    Raheem Sterling is waiting for the full results of his medical before linking up with his new team-mates in the United States.

    The England international underwent tests in London today ahead of sealing a £50million move from Manchester City.

    If given the all-clear, Sterling, 27 will fly to Los Angeles to meet the rest of his squad.

    Thomas Tuchel and Co jetted across the pond yesterday to begin their pre-season tour – minus N'Golo Kante and Ruben Loftus-Cheek due to their Covid-19 vaccination status.

    Sterling has agreed a £300,000-a-week deal to move back to London after first leaving QPR's Academy as a teenager to join Liverpool.

    He will join on an initial fee of £47.5million in a five-year deal which has a further 12-month option.

  • Jon Boon

    Chelsea blow

    Man City have reportedly entered the race to sign Matthijs de Ligt.

    The Dutch defender has been chased hard by the Blues this summer, but Juventus are said to want a whopping £76million for the international.

    However, that kind of figure hasn't deterred Pep Guardiola in declaring his interest.

    And with Nathan Ake set to leave the club, City's coffers will be boosted even more.

  • Jon Boon

    Kante bid denied

    Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has poured water over reports N'Golo Kante was being eyed up Arsenal.

    According to reports, the French midfielder was a target for their London rivals.

    However, Romano said reported deals for Kante and Lille winger Edon Zhegrova are far from the mark.

  • Jon Boon

    Koulibaly bid

    Chelsea reportedly have "no problem" meeting Napoli's £34million asking price for defender Kalidou Koulibaly.

    The Blues are on the lookout for defensive reinforcements after losing both Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen this summer.

    And the Blues are now thought to have stepped up their interest in Napoli defender Koulibaly, 31.

    Chelsea are prepared to stump up the £34m Napoli are asking for to part ways with the defender, according to Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport.

    Koulibaly is out of contract with the Serie A side at the end of next season, meaning this summer is Napoli's last chance to demand a sizeable fee.

  • Jon Boon

     Azpilicueta demand

    Cesar Azpilicueta has reportedly agreed a deal with Barcelona.

    But now, it's up to Chelsea and the Catalans need to strike a fee – with the Blues wanting £7million.

    The Spanish defender could earn as much as £11million-per-year, if the transfer goes through.

    32-year-old Azpilicueta has been chased by the LaLiga giants since the turn of the year.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Chelsea receive Raphinha boost

    Chelsea have been given a boost in their transfer pursuit of Leeds ace Raphinha.

    The Blues were in pole position to land Raphinha after snatching him from Arsenal's clutches.

    But that was until the midfielder declared he wanted to join Barcelona instead.

    However, Barca have been dragging their feet in negotiations, forcing Raphinha to give them a deadline on talks.

    Now it's emerged that Barca's interest in the star has waned as they have prioritised five other players ahead of the Leeds ace – opening the door for the Blues to pounce once again.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Tuchel rules out Ronaldo transfer

    Cristiano Ronaldo won't be heading to Chelsea this summer if Thomas Tuchel has anything to do with it.

    Tuchel fears Ronaldo will disrupt the harmony of his rapid attack compiled of Mason Mount, Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, and Christian Pulisic, the Mail claim.

    Raheem Sterling will also come in and inject some speed into the team.

    And the Portuguese attacker will break up the fluidity of the group.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Chelsea demand fee for Azpilicueta

    Chelsea have named their price to Barcelona if they want Cesar Azpilicueta.

    The 32-year-old has agreed personal terms with the Catalan giants.

    But the Blues are demanding £7m from Barca in order to allow Azpilicueta his wish to leave, the Evening Standard reported.

    Chelsea are intent on recouping the same amount they paid to sign Azpilicueta from Marseille ten years ago, it was added.

    If Barca meet Chelsea's demands, the defender will pocket £11m a season before tax, the report adds.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Sterling won't be enough

    Chelsea need to jump right back into the transfer market and sign another three to four players once Raheem Sterling's transfer is finalised.

    Sterling is on the brink of completing his switch to Stamford Bridge.

    But his arrival won't be enough for the Blues to close the gap between them and league titans Liverpool and Man City, according to Gabby Agbonlahor.

    He said on talkSPORT: "Sterling will make them better, but for me they still need another three or four top players to get anywhere near Liverpool or Manchester City.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Saul speaks on Chelsea experience

    Ex-Chelsea loanee Saul Niguez has nothing but good things to say about his Stamford Bridge experience despite spending most the time on the bench.

    Saul's now returned to Atletico Madrid after the flop switch to London.

    And reflecting on the experience, he said: "Despite the fact that I didn't have the desired minutes, I think it was a good experience for me to go out at a time when I wasn't feeling well mentally.

    "I have been able to reset, learn from a new culture, lead a new life, meet a new club, fans. I can only be grateful to all the people at Chelsea for their trust and to my teammates for making the year very bearable and helping me, and to Atleti for having made it easier.

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