Chelsea prepared to sell Oscar and Juan Cuadrado
Chelsea are set to make the first move for Liverpool contract rebel Raheem Sterling and will sell two of their attacking players in order to free up some finance and space in the first-team.
Sterling is set to inform Liverpool that he doesn’t want to sign a contract extension over the Summer and wants to leave the club in order to compete for trophies on a regular basis, and that has sparked interest from a trio of Premier League clubs.
Interest in Sterling
Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal are all keen on the England international and are all expected to launch moves in the transfer window for the winger.
However, The Blues are set to make the first official move by offloading some of their own players first.
According to reports, Jose Mourinho would be happy to sell Oscar and January signing Juan Cuadrado in order to raise funds for the Sterling deal and in order to promise the 20-year-old first-team football.
Chelsea currently have a wealth of options going forward, but if they were to sell both Oscar and Cuadrado, it would give Sterling a real chance of regular first-team football.
Meeting with Liverpool
Sterling is set to have a meeting with Brendan Rodgers and Ian Ayre on Friday where he will inform the club of his decision to leave, but according to reports, The Reds are still not prepared to sell the winger.
The 20-year-old still has two years left on his current contract, but if Liverpool keep him past this Summer, his value continues to decrease due to his contract expiring.
Liverpool will have to make a decision whether to cash in on him this Summer, or risk losing him on the cheap down the line.
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt – @AlexsArticles