Transfer gossip: Sterling and Mount to swap clubs this summer as Liverpool hover?
We’re in the middle of a silly season with Raheem Sterling linked to Chelsea and Mason Mount linked to just about everyone…
CHELSEA STERLING EYE
It’s interesting. We know Raheem Sterling is out of contract at Manchester City next summer and we know he can’t be happy being a player in his own right (he started the Champions League semi-finals and last day’s win over Aston Villa on the bench). And that is only likely to be exacerbated by the arrivals of Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez.
The good news for Sterling is that there is a queue of suitors and among those suitors are Premier League rivals Chelsea (according to The Sun), as well as European giants Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Real Madrid. After 131 goals in 339 games for City, it may be time to move on.
MAN UNITED EYE FRAME
Now that’s really interesting. There is usually a lack of transfer movement between the biggest clubs in the Premier League and here we are with two such rumors on the same day. This one also comes from The Sun, which claims that Chelsea could face a battle to keep Mason Mount while Manchester United boss Erik Ten Hag really likes the Blues playmaker.
Now why he would join United is another question when he could have his choice of Champions League teams; Liverpool and Manchester City are said to have ‘quiet enquiries’ while Barcelona are also believed to be linked. We know of course how it all ends: Chelsea make an improved contract offer and he stays there for life.
THE DESTINATION SIMPLY
We know there will be change in Chelsea’s back line this summer and Marcos Alonso is a likely player to leave, with Barcelona’s appeal of the Spanish winger/striker. The Blues may be able to strike a deal with the Spanish giants as, according to the Daily Mail, ‘Chelsea have rekindled their interest in Barcelona’s versatile full-back Sergino Dest’.
‘Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel wants a whole new defense with moves already underway to sign Sevilla centre-back Jules Kounde while Villarreal’s Pau Torres, Paris Saint-Germain’s Achraf Hakimi and Stuttgart’s Borna Sosa have also been added. discussed.
That’s a lot of change at Chelsea, who could well send Romelu Lukaku back to Milan on a complicated loan deal. Where does it rank in a list of Chelsea flop forwards?