The transfer rumor mill is swirling, and Chelsea is frantically trying to collect fresh players to improve their squad. High-profile names have been linked to a West London move with defensive and offensive reinforcements given the priority.
Raheem Sterling and Raphinha’s agreement appears to be nearing conclusion, with the latter poised to unlock the door to Stamford Bridge. Betfair has confirmed that they have ceased betting on Raheem Sterling joining Chelsea, implying that the transaction might have been completed.
“We have suspended betting on Chelsea signing Man City and England striker Raheem Sterling following a large number of bets earlier today,” Betfair spokeswoman Sam Rosbottom stated. A move to Chelsea was an extremely popular betting option. 95 percent of the market bets we placed were on Thomas Tuchel’s side capturing his signature.
Meanwhile, Raphinha and his agency Deco have yet to respond to Chelsea’s offer. Chelsea and Leeds are thought to have reached an agreement worth £60 million. Barcelona’s request for Raphinha is official and written, and it has already been received, but Leeds has no plans to accept it. Things stand as Leeds appear to respect Chelsea’s agreement.
Kalvin Philiphs set for Medical test
Manchester City is poised to sign Leeds midfielder Kalvin Philiph to their roster while Chelsea continues to pursue Raphinha and Sterling.
According to Sky Sports, the England international will join Manchester City for a sum of roughly £45-50 million when the two clubs agree on terms, and Philip is set to undergo medical test on Friday.