Chelsea are set to sign Raheem Sterling from Manchester City after he agreed a £300,000-per-week contract, according to reports.
The Telegraph claim that the Blues will pay a fee in the region of £45 million for the England international.
Sterling will overtake N’Golo Kante to become the West London club’s highest earner with his £300,000-per-week deal.
It’s believed that discussions between Chelsea and Manchester City will be concluded within the next 24 hours.
Chelsea are now hopeful that Sterling will be able to fly with his new teammates to Los Angeles for the beginning of their pre-season tour on Saturday.
The Telegraph claim that Sterling has been ‘impressed’ by Tuchel’s plans and discussions between the pair were ‘constructive’.
Sterling asked to leave Man City in May in order to secure more playing time ahead of England’s World Cup campaign in Qatar later this year.
The 27-year-old scored 13 goals in the Premier League last campaign, starting 23 matches. In the Champions League he started only five of City’s 12 games in the competition.
During his time at the Etihad, Sterling has won nine trophies, including four Premier League titles.
Chelsea, meanwhile, are looking to follow up Sterling’s transfer by signing two new defenders.
The club have been in talks with Juventus to sign Matthijs de Ligt but the Netherlands star prefers a move to Bayern, who have entered the race.
Chelsea could also miss out on Raphinha as the Leeds United star continues to hold out for a transfer move to Barcelona.