Chelsea interested in Manchester City forward and Jules Kounde latest

Chelsea are interested in luring Raheem Sterling to Stamford Bridge this summer, with a move thought to be 'possible' due to the Englishman having just one year left on his current contract at the Etihad.

Sterling has fallen down the pecking order in Manchester, and with the likely improvement of Jack Grealish this summer, along with the arrivals of striker pair Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez, it is unclear what his future holds.

He started neither of the Champions League semi-final legs against Real Madrid, and started just 23 times en route to City's Premier League title win.

As a result, a move away could be possible, with The Telegraph reporting that 'there is a growing feeling among top clubs that he will consider a move away', and that 'Chelsea [are] understood to be the English club displaying the greatest interest so far'.

The Blues have also been offered Gabriel Jesus as they look to strengthen their frontline, but have prioritised working on their defence first.

Kounde latest

To that end, a move for Sevilla defender Jules Kounde is set to be completed soon, according to widespread reports.

The French defender has been on Thomas Tuchel's radar for over a year, and, as per Fabrizio Romano, personal talks are 'well advanced'.

While no official bid has been made, there is hope that a deal can be struck for around £65m, which would take Sevilla's summer sales total to just shy of £100m following the departure of fellow centre-back Diego Carlos to Aston Villa.

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