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Sterling undergoing medical ahead of £47.5m Chelsea move

Chelsea have agreed a £47.5million fee with Manchester City to sign forward Raheem Sterling.

The 27-year-old started his medical in London on Sunday and it will continue today Monday, with Chelsea hopeful Chelsea a deal will be completed in time to allow the England forward to join the club’s pre-season tour in the United States.

Sterling has remained Chelsea’s top target this summer, even though the Blues were strongly linked with Leeds forward Raphinha and his fellow Brazilian Richarlison.

Sterling has agreed personal terms on a five-year contract with the option of a further 12 months and his medical will begin on Sunday afternoon.

Sterling joined City from Liverpool for an initial £49m in July 2015 and has played a key role in their success under Pep Guardiola.

He has won four Premier League titles, one FA Cup and three League Cups at the Etihad Stadium, and scored 131 goals in 339 appearances for the reigning Premier League champions.

Sterling would offer Tuchel a guaranteed threat – he has directly contributed a combined 165 goals in the division in 320 appearances for Liverpool and City – as well as tactical flexibility and experience.

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