Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Raheem Sterling from Manchester City in a deal worth £47.5million.
Sterling has signed a five-year deal, with the option of a further year, and worth £310,000 a week. He will now join the squad in the USA for their pre-season tour.
The deal represents the first of the summer for Chelsea.
”Raheem Sterling is a serial winner and his signing is an important step in strengthening our squad,” Todd Boehly, chairman and co-controlling owner, said. “We are delighted for Raheem to return to London with Chelsea, and we look forward to seeing his world-class talent on display at Stamford Bridge.”
The England international leaves the Premier League champions after seven seasons, having won four Premier League titles, four League Cups, one FA Cup and reached one Champions League final, having told the club he wanted a new challenge.