The England international’s future at the Etihad Stadium is under the scanner as he has only one year left on his current deal at the club.


Sterling’s situation in Manchester has seen him draw admiring glances from elsewhere with the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich keeping tabs on him.



The Citizens star has also attracted interest from domestic quarters as Manchester City’s top flight rivals Chelsea are keen on him.


Chelsea’s new owners are prepared to back boss Thomas Tuchel strongly in the upcoming transfer market and they are interested in bringing Sterling to Stamford Bridge.



The Blues are weighing up a summer swoop for Sterling, who could command a fee in the £50m to £60m range.


Adding Sterling to their ranks would not break the back of Chelsea’s current wage structure and although signing new centre-backs are a priority for Tuchel this summer, he also wants to reinforce his attack.



Manchester City could opt to not sell one of their stars to a direct Premier League rival in Chelsea, but they are tipped to not be willing to see him leave for free next summer when his contract expires.