The reporter has tweeted that the England international will be joining the Blues for a transfer fee of £45 million.
Personal terms fully agreed, Tuchel already had direct talks with Sterling. pic.twitter.com/p9ebluz9t3
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 7, 2022
However, The Mirror's John Cross has revealed that Chelsea were not the only club interested in securing Sterling's services.
The journalist has made it clear that Liverpool were in for the 27-year-old.
He wrote: “Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel beat off interest from Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Paris Saint Germain AND Liverpool for the Manchester City star.
“(Thomas) Tuchel’s personal touch and detailed conversations convinced Sterling to join Chelsea to help further his career even though City made it clear they wanted him to stay.”
Anfield Watch Verdict
Sterling was a terrific player for Manchester City. The winger scored 131 goals and registered 94 assists in 337 appearances for the club's first-team.
However, we are glad that Sterling will not be joining the Reds. As we all know, the England international represented Liverpool's first-team between 2012-15.
But, Sterling ended up forcing a move out of Anfield to join Manchester City. So, we don't have a lot of respect for the 27-year-old.
So, you could make an argument that Sterling would have been nothing more than a squad player at Anfield anyway.
We look forward to seeing the Reds back in action.