Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling is reportedly interested in moving to Chelsea as he is said to be ‘asking what Chelsea is like’.
Chelsea are said to be keen on snapping up the 27-year-old, who has not always been guaranteed a starting spot at the Etihad Stadium in recent seasons and has been linked with a move elsewhere for some time.
Per The Athletic, Sterling is now asking people about what the club is like and how it is playing under Thomas Tuchel.
The west London club manager is believed to be a huge admirer of Sterling and those at Chelsea are said to be confident that a deal can be agreed to secure his services in the not-too-distant future.
It seems as though Sterling would definitely consider the opportunity to play for the Blues next season, with the City man already speaking to those around him to gain a better understanding of life in west London.
It is said that Sterling is eager to learn about what it would be like at Chelsea and is also trying to find out more about Tuchel’s style of management at Stamford Bridge. He is said to have been lined up by the Blues to play a crucial role in their front three in place of Romelu Lukaku, who is widely expected to rejoin Inter Milan on loan until the end of next season.
Chelsea, as Di Marzio reported earlier, are said to be growing in confidence of doing a deal.
It’s said the only hurdle might be the size of the fee with Sterling out of contract in a year’s time but Man City eager not to lose him too cheaply.
Barcelona and Spain forward Candela Andujar has announced the shock decision to retire from football at the age of 22 following two years on loan at Valencia.
Andujar made the announcement on social media this weekend, but she did not reveal why she was stepping away from the game or what she will do next.
“It is with peace of mind that today I communicate my decision to leave football, making it clear that any rumours [about my future] have been false,” Andujar wrote in her post.
“Thanks to everyone that believed in me and helped me grow. I have learned a lot from teammates, coaches, fitness staff and doctors throughout these 15 years, but I have decided the moment for change has arrived.
“Now a new chapter starts, so goodbye football.”
Andujar made over 30 appearances for Barca’s all-conquering first team before joining Valencia on loan, where she earned international recognition for her performances last year.
Having played regularly for Spain’s youth teams, she was called up to the senior side in September 2021, making her debut in a 10-0 win against the Faroe Islands in a World Cup qualifier.
A list of players Barcelona are planning to bring Camp Nou this summer has been revealed.
Having already arranged deals for the aforementioned Franck Kessie and also Chelsea’s Andreas Christensen, Barcelona have a list of five names they will aim to sign if their finances allow, as revealed by Marca.
Those players include Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, Leeds United’s Raphinha, Sevilla’s Jules Kounde, as well as Chelsea duo Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta.
The LaLiga second-place finishers were handed a bit of good news on Thursday when the club’s board members voted to approve the sale of future merchandising and TV rights with some of the funds earmarked for transfer business in the summer.
Rodrygo has revealed that Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar wants him to inherit the Brazil No. 10 jersey.
Rodrygo, 21, has earned five caps for Brazil and is expected to make Tite’s squad for the 2022 World Cup.
Like Neymar, Rodrygo began his career at Brazilian club Santos.
“Neymar said to me ‘I’m already leaving the national team and the 10 is yours,'” Rodrygo told Podpah.
“I didn’t even know what to say to him. I was embarrassed, I giggled and didn’t even know what to say properly. I told him that he must play some more, that I didn’t want [him] to [do so] now. And then he laughed.”
The iconic shirt has been graced down the years by Pele, Zico, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho and Neymar.
Neymar, 30, has scored 74 goals for Brazil and is within three goals of Pele’s all-time record for Brazil.
The Paris Saint-Germain forward said in October that the 2022 World Cup could be his last.
Neymar is not the only football personality that believes Rodrygo is destined for greatness.
“[Former Real Madrid coach Zinedine] Zidane said that one day I would be the best in the world,” Rodrygo said.
“[Real Madrid coach Carlo] Ancelotti also spoke about me. I try to train and evolve every day to get there. I was very happy. “I have this dream and I know that if I dedicate myself every day I can get there.”
Rodrygo scored twice in Madrid’s miraculous comeback against Manchester City in the Champions League semifinal to take the game to extra-time.
He scored nine goals in 49 appearances across all competitions this past season to help Madrid win LaLiga and the Champions League.