Chelsea eye up £100 million Sterling deal as Man City get warning from Smith!

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The New York Times’ Rory Smith has warned Manchester City that they could lose Chelsea target Raheem Sterling over his contract situation.

Since the arrival of Pep Guardiola a few seasons ago, Sterling has gone from a winger that will bags ten goals a season to a winger that could add 25-30-per season and is now considered to be one of the best in world football.

But despite being a regular in the starting eleven at the Etihad, Sterling and City cannot agree a new contract as reports claime is he asking for a wage which is far more than what City are preparing to offer, which has led to speculation we could make a cheeky move and bring him to Stamford Bridge.

It is no secret that there is speculation surrounding the future of star man Eden Hazard, with rumours he will sign a contract, then the next day he is leaving, to the next day he is staying, you get the point. And we have been linked with a move to Sterling as the Englishman adds assists and goals to the City side, something we will need if Hazard leaves.

Now Smith has warned City that they are now running the risk of Sterling leaving the club, telling the Sunday Supplement: “I would expect him to stay but I do think City are running a risk because the fact his contract is running down.

“He won’t cost £150m-£200m with his contract running out. I think there is a risk, Sterling and his team are tough negotiators which Man City will be well aware of from when they bought him. It ends up with them losing potentially one of their best players at a cut price fee, which is something that hasn’t really happened to Man City since they emerged as the Premier League’s elite team.”

Would we welcome the arrival of Sterling? Here are our thoughts.

Although there are aspects of Sterling’s game that I believe are not good enough for Chelsea, his record under the guidance of Guardiola is impressive and if we are looking for a ready-made Premier League replacement for Hazard, then there are not too many better than the Englishman.

However, he would cost the club around £100 million to acquire and that is a massive risk as for the National team he looks nothing like the player he does at City, so if we did make a move to bring him to Stamford Bridge, then I hope it would be far less than what he is currently valued at.

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