Thomas Tuchel has held ‘positive talks’ with Man City winger Raheem Sterling, according to reporter Nathan Gissing.
The England international is viewed as Chelsea’s No.1 target for the summer as the Blues hope to improve their attacking line.
Last season, the 27-year-old scored 13 goals and provided five assists in the Premier League. Mason Mount is the only Chelsea player to have registered more direct goal contributions.
At the same time, Sterling is willing to leave Man City for a club where he’d start more regularly.
Chelsea are understood to be his priority as it would give the forward a chance to return to his home city.
Personal terms are unlikely to be an issue, so the move will depend on the clubs’ willingness to reach a deal.