Raheem Sterling is hoping to sort out his Manchester City future in the next two weeks amid transfer interest from Chelsea, Barcelona and Real Madrid – as Pep Guardiola’s side also consider selling Bernardo Silva
- Raheem Sterling aims to resolve his future at Manchester City within two weeks
- The England star is wanted by several sides, including Chelsea and Barcelona
- Sterling, 27, wants to be ready for pre-season training should he decide to leave
Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling aims to resolve his future within two weeks amid interest from Chelsea, as he enters what he feels are his prime years as a footballer.
The 27-year-old, who is on holiday in Jamaica, would want to be ready for pre-season training with his new club should he decide to leave.
Sterling has a contract offer from City, with just one year left on his deal, as well as interest from Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Raheem Sterling is aiming to resolve his future within two weeks amid transfer interest in him
City’s Premier League rivals Chelsea plus Spanish sides Barcelona and Real Madrid are keen
But there has been no official contact yet between Sterling and Chelsea, according to Sky Sports, who view the England star as one of their main targets.
The Blues are expected to act more decisively on their interest once striker Romelu Lukaku’s loan move to Inter Milan is complete.
Sterling is thought to want more responsibility and needs to be a trusted and regular starter in big games – not a status he enjoys at City.
City are considering sales to offset their proposed £100million summer spend on Kalvin Phillips and Marc Cucurella – and Barca want Bernardo Silva (right) but City rate him highly
City did give him the chance to leave the Etihad last summer when they were trying to sign Tottenham striker Harry Kane – but Sterling reportedly rejected the offer of a ‘Sterling plus cash’ deal for Kane which would have seen him move to Spurs.
City are considering sales as they look to offset their proposed £100m spend on Leeds United’s Kalvin Phillips and Brighton’s Marc Cucurella.
Barcelona want midfielder Bernardo Silva too but manager Pep Guardiola and City value the Portuguese highly.