Chelsea set to make ‘formal bid’ for Man City’s Raheem Sterling & ‘sizeable offer’ needed to sign left-back

The latest rumours feature updates on Raheem Sterling, Marc Cucurella and Riyad Mahrez.

Manchester City’s summer transfer window is hotting up as it approaches the end of June, with plenty of reports of incomings and outgoings.

To date, Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez have been confirmed as their sole summer arrivals, with Stefan Ortega also expected to arrive soon.

Meanwhile, Fernandinho is the only senior member of the 2021/22 title-winning squad who has departed, although fellow Brazilian Gabriel Jesus is likely to soon follow him out the exit door.

Here are the latest transfer rumours surrounding City…

Raheem Sterling is said to be keen on a switch to Stamford Bridge. Credit: Getty.

Chelsea set to make Sterling bid

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Chelsea will make a ‘formal bid’ for Raheem Sterling ‘in the coming days’, as per the Daily Mail.

They add the Blues ‘formally approached’ City on Monday regarding a transfer that could cost them around £55m.

A deal may even be wrapped up this week after Sterling held positive talks with Thomas Tuchel, with the Mail reporting all three parties are open to securing a transfer.

Brighton hope to keep Cucurella

According to BBC Sport, Brighton & Hove Albion have ‘no interest’ in selling left-back Marc Cucurella and are in a ‘very strong bargaining position’ given he has four years remaining on his contract.

Could Cucrella be City’s new left-back? Credit: Getty.

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The 23-year-old joined the Seagulls from Getafe last summer and impressed in his maiden Premier League campaign, so much so that he’s caught the attention of the English champions.

BBC Sport add it would take a ‘sizeable offer’ to secure Cucurella’s services and that Pep Guardiola is keen to add a left-back to his squad this summer.

Mahrez set for new deal

There are ‘plans to open talks’ with Riyad Mahrez regarding a new contract, as reported in the Sun.

The winger only has a year remaining on his current deal, leading to speculation he could leave City this summer or next.

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But the Sun say he is settled in Manchester and City are ‘confident’ an extension will be agreed with the Algerian.