- Chelsea are firm favourites to sign Manchester City striker Raheem Sterling this summer
- Former Chelsea star Andy Townsend contends a move to Stamford Bridge would be ideal for the 27-year-old
- Sterling is currently out of favour at the Etihad Stadium, with the arrival of Erling Haaland further complicating his position in the team
Former Chelsea midfielder Andy Townsend has urged Manchester City striker Raheem Sterling to join the Blues this summer.
The West Londoners are said to have identified Sterling as their top target and are currently in talks over a possible transfer to the Stamford Bridge.
The 27-year-old has significantly fallen down the pecking order under Pep Guardiola in recent months and found himself warming the bench in crucial matches last season.
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Sterling is now said to find the chance to return to the capital appealing despite attracting interest from top European clubs including Real Madrid.
Andy Townsend wants Raheem Sterling to complete Stamford Bridge move
Townsend, a former Chelsea star has now advised Sterling to consider sealing a sensational summer move to the blue side of London.
The former midfielder contends a move to Stamford Bridge would be ideal for the Englishman who still has the spark to play at the top level in the Premier League.
"I don’t think it would be a bad thing now for Raheem to have a change. I don’t think that’s a bad thing at all for him, to move to a club like Chelsea," Townsend told talkSPORT.
"It’s always an added bonus to come and play for a London club, living in London and being around London is what top players would prefer of course," he added.
New Arsenal goalkeeper refuses to sign a Tottenham Hotspurs jersey
Sports Brief had earlier reported that incoming Arsenal goalkeeper Matt Turner refused to sign a Tottenham Hotspur jersey which excited fans online.
Turner will join Arsenal officially from New England Revolution and that act has already endeared him to many Gunners fans.
There is always some deep-rooted rivalry between the two clubs in what is called the North-London derby.
Turner is expected to be Mikel Arteta's backup goalkeeper but has already promised that he will fight for the number one spot from Aaron Ramsdale.