Chelsea confident of signing Sterling

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Chelsea are confident they can sign Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling this summer, as long as a fee can be agreed with the Premier League champions for the player.

Thomas Tuchel is a big admirer of Sterling, with the Blues boss believing the forward is better suited to Chelsea’s style of play than Romelu Lukaku, who is set to go out on loan back to former club Inter Milan next season.

However, City are understood to value Sterling at up to £60m, even though the player only has one year left on his contract at the Etihad.

Chelsea, meanwhile, believe a fairer price would be closer to the £35m which Bayern Munich could end up paying for Liverpool forward Sadio Mane.

Mane also has just 12 months left on his deal at Anfield, but at 30 is two years and eight months older than Sterling.

Sterling has won four Premier League titles, four League Cups and the FA Cup at City, after joining the club in the summer of 2015.