Chelsea are prioritising attempting to sign Raheem Sterling and Raphinha despite having discussed possible moves for Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar.

As reported by Sky Sports, the Blues are in advanced talks for Manchester City winger Sterling.

City are prepared to let Sterling leave for a fee of around £50million, with  Chelsea in advanced talks over a deal. The England international has one year left on his contract at City and there aren’t any plans for it to be extended.

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel regards Sterling highly, and the 27-year-old is keen on discussing a return to London, where much of his family still lives.

Given Sterling’s experience of playing in the Premier League – he has won the title four times with City – he is seen as a hugely appealing option for Chelsea.

Leeds star Raphinha is another key target for Chelsea, although Barcelona remain interested in signing the Brazil international. Arsenal were previously interested in Raphinha before Chelsea hijacked the move but he could head to Barcelona.

New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has expressed an interest in signing Ronaldo, who has asked to leave Manchester United.

Chelsea’s Champions League status could be appealing for Ronaldo, but Chelsea are mainly focused on Sterling and Raphinha as things stand.

Neymar is another high-profile star whose future is uncertain, although reports indicated that he has exercised an option to extend his contract at Paris Saint-Germain.

Although moves for Ronaldo and Neymar cannot be ruled out, Sterling appears a more attainable target in the short-term.


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