Chelsea are closing in on the signing of Raheem Sterling after agreeing personal terms with the Manchester City winger.
According to Sportsmail, Sterling finalised the terms of a contract with Chelsea during talks alongside his lawyer.
Chelsea Manager Thomas Tuchel held positive discussions with the 27-year-old prior to those negotiations.
The discussions centred on how he would be utilised at Stamford Bridge which helped solidifying Sterling’s desire to make the move.
Sterling is set to become the first marquee signing under Chelsea’s new ownership, spearheaded by chairman Todd Boehly, and the highest paid player in the squad after getting a pay rise in the agreement from his current £300,000-a-week deal at Man City.
The former Liverpool star lifted four Premier League titles under Pep Guardiola. Last season he broke into the club’s top 10 list of all-time goalscorers, underling his influence during City’s spell of domestic dominance.