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Raheem Sterling finally makes decision over Chelsea exit amid boos from fans

Chelsea winger Raheem Sterling is determined to stay at Stamford Bridge for another campaign, according to reports.

The England international signed for Chelsea in a £47.5 million deal from Manchester City but has endured a tough first season at the club.

Sterling has faced huge criticism for his displays while he was booed by Chelsea supporters during the 3-1 win away to Bournemouth last week.

Chelsea now need to trim their squad this summer in order to meet Financial Fair Play Regulations and Sterling has been among the players linked with an exit away from the club in the upcoming transfer window.

But according to talkSPORT, Sterling wants to be part of the Chelsea rebuild and has no plans to leave after just one campaign.

The report also claims that Sterling is ‘excited’ by the opportunity of working under Mauricio Pochettino at Chelsea.

The London club are expected to finally appoint Pochettino as their next permanent head coach once Frank Lampard’s reign as caretaker manager ends.

Lampard, meanwhile, also claims Sterling’s poor form this campaign is only ‘temporary’.

When asked about the boos for Sterling and Ziyech after the win over Bournemouth, Lampard said: ‘Opinion can always change in a period but they [Sterling and Ziyech] are two players that want to do well and have big talent, both of them.

‘Sometimes, if it’s form, there has been a lot of under-performance this year, that is temporary.

‘And I think their class is permanent and it showed when they came on. Today was a nice small step forward.’

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