Blues stun rivals with big-money bid.
Chelsea are reportedly ready to launch a £40m bid for Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling as he stalls on signing a new contract with the club, according to CaughtOffside.
The England international, 19, is one of the most highly rated young players in Europe at the moment after some superb recent form, with Real Madrid also said to be monitoring his situation.
However, Chelsea now want to join the running for his signature, with Jose Mourinho seemingly keen to bring in more top quality attacking players after recently being linked with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.
Sterling is an outstanding prospect and could be a greta long-term addition for the Blues, though Liverpool will hope to tie him down to a new contract and avoid losing him to a rival.