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Why Chelsea shouldn’t sign Man City’s Sterling

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Chelsea have been linked with moves for their striker amid Romelu Lukaku’s departure this summer and one of the players on their list is Man City’s Raheem Sterling.

However, former Chelsea midfielder, Craig Burley in a statement issued a warning to his old club against signing the England international this summer.

Sterling, a Manchester City player emerged as a shock transfer target for the Blues this summer.

Burley thinks that Sterling won’t answer all questions in Thomas Tuchel’s team, adding that Chelsea have more pressing concerns to address in their squad.

“If this deal does happen, are Chelsea just trying to overload themselves with similar players? I know he can play across the front line, but so can Christian Pulisic, Hakim Ziyech to an extent, Hudson-Odoi, and Mason Mount. Timo Werner is a striker, but he plays predominantly on the left side,” Burley told ESPN.

He added: “It just adds to the five or six players they have already got that can do similar things. Now can he do it better? He has done recently – but he’s been playing in a much better side. That helps. It won’t answer all the questions, this would be one piece of a jigsaw that is still missing three or four pieces before they are even close to City and Liverpool.”

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