CHELSEA have reportedly scheduled a medical for Manchester City ace Raheem Sterling.
Reports suggest that the Blues will pay £47.5 million rising to £50m in add-ons to secure the services of the England international.
And the good news seems to be rolling in for Chelsea as rival bidding club Barcelona have offered Leeds less than the required amount for Brazilian sensation Raphinha.
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.
Meanwhile, reports in Germany suggest that Robert Lewandowski will be willing to make the switch to Stamford Bridge should a deal collapse between Bayern Munich and Barcelona.
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.
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.