Chelsea want Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling, since Thomas Tuchel, who coaches the Stamford Bridge team, is a huge fan of the English striker, as per Fabrizio Romano. The Premier League club has already explored contract details. 

However, there have been no direct talks with the Pep Guardiola-managed team since Chelsea is waiting to see how a number of other deals play out. 

The Blues are interested in landing Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele, with the German manager hoping to breathe new life into Chelsea’s attack. They are also poised to see Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku depart after arriving with a massive price tag and delivering a lacklustre performance. With the striker probably headed to Inter Milan, Chelsea needs to bolster its forward lines, and Dembele’s name is among those on the shortlist. 

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The side’s defence also needs some fresh legs with Antonio Rudiger having departed for Real Madrid, the La Liga giants. Currently, Chelsea are on the cusp of officially announcing Jules Kounde, the Frenchman, as part of their defensive lineup. 

Chelsea have had to be nimble in this transfer window since the club’s finances ran into trouble due to Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich’s ownership of the football club. He faced sanctions due to Russia’s war in Ukraine, and Chelsea’s finances were frozen, leaving the club unable to renew contracts or attract new talent early on. 

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However, Abramovich had clairvoyantly stepped down as the owner, and ownership has now completely shifted to the Todd Boehly consortium

Sterling has played at both Liverpool and City, but there are some doubts whether the 27-year-old will elevate Chelsea’s attack considering the squad already includes names like Kai Havertz, Christian Pulisic, Mason Mount, Timo Werner, and Hakim Ziyech. However, some of them are likely to leave the PL side, leaving an opening for the English football pro to make his mark.