Pep Guardiola prepared to sell £300,000-a-week star to Chelsea?, Tuchel reveals one problem ahead of Madrid clash, as Cole makes prediction about Chelsea duo
According to Football Insider, Premier League rivals Manchester City are prepared to sell Raheem Sterling this summer.
Since arriving at the Etihad from rivals Liverpool all the way back in 2015, Sterling has gone on to feature in 286 matches, in all competitions, directly contributing to 199 goals along the way.
However, in recent weeks, Sterling has lost his place in starting XI, with Pep Guardiola preferring to play Phil Foden in important games.
Should Chelsea make a move for Sterling if the England winger becomes available this summer.
Tuchel reveals one problem ahead of Madrid clash
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has revealed the one problem he has ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League game against Real Madrid.
According to Tuchel, Kai Havertz has given him a selection headache following his brace against Fulham on Saturday.
Asked if Havertz had given him a selection headache, Chelsea boss Tuchel told talkSPORT: “Yeah, of course.
“This is what we need. It’s not possible that you know your line-up for a Champions League semi-final on the Saturday before.
“I want to do my decision on Tuesday and this is part of the performance today that the guys who came in don’t judge it and play with maybe an attitude with, ‘now I play, but I wanted to play last Tuesday’.
“No, they came in and showed and gave me something to think about. That’s the best situation we can have.”
Ashley Cole makes prediction about Chelsea duo
Ashley Cole is backing Timo Werner and Kai Havertz to shine in their second seasons at Chelsea next term.
The German duo both arrived at Stamford Bridge in big-money deals last summer and have been settling into life at the south west London club fairly well.
While they have both been regular fixtures in the Chelsea FC starting line-up, neither of them have hit the heights they would have been hoping for at the start of the campaign.
They were both in impressive form on Saturday evening as Havertz scored twice and Werner notched up an assist in Chelsea FC’s 2-0 win over Fulham at Stamford Bridge.
Former Chelsea FC left-back Cole is a big admirer of both players and he feels that they will hit top form for the Blues next season after they have settled at the club.
Speaking to Sky Sports before Saturday’s win over Fulham, Cole said of Werner: “I really think he is underrated.
“Yes, he’s missed some big chances and some big opportunities but as a coach and a manager you look at whether players are getting into the right spots.
“The way Thomas Tuchel wants to play and sets the team up, he’s pivotal in that with the way he runs into space and creates space for players like [Mason] Mount.”
Asked about Havertz, Cole replied: “We saw glimpses of his quality against Crystal Palace [in a 4-1 win last month]. He gets into areas where he can face players up and go at them.
“He’s another one who came with a big expectation. People and fans are a bit unfair with price tags but hopefully we’ll see the real benefits of his qualities next season.”
Both Werner and Havertz will be hoping to feature when Chelsea FC take on Real Madrid in the return leg of their Champions League semi-final clash on Wednesday night at Stamford Bridge, with the tie finely-poised at 1-1.