Chelsea are one of those clubs that are very busy in the summer transfer market. Under the new owner Todd Boehly, Chelsea have been linking up with many players. However, the club has completed their first summer signing as they got Raheem Sterling from Manchester City. Moreover, the Blues are in talks with Kalidou Koulibaly.
Chelsea signed Raheem Sterling.
Chelsea have been looking for a striker since they sent Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan on loan. Lukaku wasn’t happy at Chelsea and became desperate to return to Inter Milan. That is why Chelsea sent him on a loan move. But the club was in need of a striker. As a result, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel made it a priority to sign Raheem Sterling from Man City. Finally, they reached an agreement with Man City for Sterling. Chelsea will pay around £47.5m for this player. In addition, Sterling signed a five-year contract with Chelsea that will keep him at Chelsea until 2027.
On the other hand, Raheem Sterling entered the final year of his contract with Manchester City. Moreover, he rejected to renew the contract and expressed his desire to leave the club. The arrival of Erling Haaland has made Sterling’s future uncertain at Man City. Raheem Sterling feared not getting enough game time due to the arrival of Haaland. As a result, he decided to leave Man City after playing six seasons.
However, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is very pleased to land the England international. While speaking to the media, Thomas Tuchel said,
It was the number one priority, and we are very excited and super happy that we could make it happen. He’s a big improvement to our squad and is exactly what we were looking for in terms of age, experience, and style of play.
Kalidou Koulibaly is close to joining Chelsea.
Chelsea lost one of their top center-backs, Antonio Rudiger, as he joined Real Madrid at the beginning of the summer transfer window. Since then, Chelsea have been looking for his replacement. Finally, they got the Napoli center-back, Kalidou Koulibaly. Chelsea reached an agreement with Napoli to sign Koulibaly for £32m. Kalidou Koulibaly will complete his medical on Thursday. After that, Chelsea will officially announce it.