Thomas Tuchel has already spoken to Raheem Sterling about his role in his Chelsea side as the Blues prepare to make their opening bid for the England international.
The Chelsea manager has identified Sterling as a key target this summer with new owner Todd Boehly ready to back his manager in the transfer market.
Sterling has just one year left on his contract at Manchester City and has been considering his options since the end of the 2021-22 season.
The Guardian report that a bid between £50million and £60million will be enough to bring the England international to Stamford Bridge.
While there have been positive talks between Tuchel and Sterling, personal terms have not been agreed at this stage.
Sterling joined City from Liverpool in a £49m deal in 2015 and has scored 131 goals in 339 games for the Manchester club.
While Tuchel is eager to reshape Chelsea’s attack with Romelu Lukaku poised to return to Inter Milan, reinforcements at the back are desperately needed following the departures of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen.
Chelsea are keen to sign Juventus star Matthijs De Ligt with an offer of €40m (£34.4m) plus Timo Werner already rejected by the Serie A giants.
According to Sky Sport Italia, Juventus have told Chelsea to pay €70m (£60.3m) and include Werner as part of their deal for De Ligt.
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