Chelsea news: Todd Boehly reacts to Raheem Sterling move as next signing already lined up

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has explained exactly why the club have signed Raheem Sterling.

The England international ended a seven-year stay at Manchester City as he joined their Premier League rivals for a fee believed to be around £45million on Wednesday. Blues owner Boehly has become personally involved in the club’s transfer negotiations after purchasing the club in May, and he’s now given his verdict on the first signing of his tenure in charge.

It comes as Boehly already has the Blues’ next signing lined up with Paris Saint-Germain centre-back Presnel Kimpembe next on his wishlist. And Mason Mount has spoken about his excitement at linking up with England teammate Raheem Sterling at Stamford Bridge.

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Raheem Sterling has been welcomed to new club Chelsea by Todd Boehly and Mason Mount
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Boehly reacts to Sterling move

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has welcomed “serial winner” Raheem Sterling to the club.

Sterling says he has returned “home” after swapping Manchester for London by signing for Chelsea on a five-year deal – and his new boss is rather excited about his arrival as well. Boehly has welcomed Sterling to London saying “his signing is an important step in strengthening our squad”.

And he added that he is looking forward “to seeing his world-class talent on display at Stamford Bridge”.

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Next signing already lined up

Paris Saint-Germain defender Presnel Kimpembe is next on Chelsea’s hitlist as Thomas Tuchel sets about overhauling his squad this summer.

The Blues have made the first signing of the Todd Boehly era after welcoming Raheem Sterling to Stamford Bridge, but Tuchel’s defence also needs desperate attention. Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen both left the club earlier this summer after their contracts expired and Tuchel now wants to replace one of them by reuniting with French defender Kimpembe.

The German coach managed Kimpembe during his time in charge of PSG, and the French side are willing to part ways with him this summer.

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Mount reacts to latest signing

Mason Mount has described Raheem Sterling as a “top player” as he welcomed Chelsea’s latest signing to the club.

The two stars have played alongside each other for England, and Mount is already excited about linking up at club level as well. Mount says that Sterling will “bring our levels higher” and explained how he’d already “learnt a lot off him over the last couple of years”.

And the midfielder shared his excitement at the Blues’ latest piece of transfer business.

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