Sterling set for Man City exit as personal terms agreed with Chelsea

Sterling set for Man City exit as personal terms agreed with Chelsea

Raheem Sterling has agreed personal terms with Chelsea and confirmation of his move from Manchester City is now imminent.

The England international headed a shortlist of Thomas Tuchel's attacking targets and had entered the final year of his contract with City, who are grateful for his service and will not obstruct his desire for greater minutes and status elsewhere.

Pep Guardiola has repeatedly stated "I don't like to keep players that are unhappy" and was open to allowing Sterling's exit this summer, even to a Premier League rival, on condition that an acceptable bid in the region of £50m is tabled.

Tuchel was desperate to add a decisive edge in the final third to cure Chelsea's goalscoring issues and new Blues owner Todd Boehly had been in touch with City to discuss figures and the structure of a deal.