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Trevor Sinclair, a former Manchester City player, urges Raheem Sterling to decline a transfer to Chelsea

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Trevor Sinclair, a former Manchester City player, urges Raheem Sterling to decline a transfer to Chelsea

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Trevor Sinclair, a former star for Manchester City, has advised Raheem Sterling not to sign for Chelsea this summer because he doesn’t think Thomas Tuchel’s team can contend for the Premier League title in 2019.

Trevor Sinclair, a former Manchester City player, urges Raheem Sterling to decline a transfer to Chelsea

With the Blues now in negotiations with Man City over a deal, Chelsea’s new owner Todd Boehly wants to make England star Sterling his first marquee acquisition.

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Since his 2015 transfer from Liverpool, Sterling has been a regular in City’s lineup for the previous seven seasons and has contributed more than 100 goals to the Manchester club’s four Premier League championships.

However, with numerous European teams also interested in signing him, Sterling’s future is uncertain as he approaches the final year of his contract.

Chelsea are rumored to be at the top of the list, but former England winger Sinclair, who played for Manchester City for four years, doesn’t think Sterling would make a smart move there.

“I would say no,” he said to talkSPORT, “because I don’t think Chelsea will be competitive with Man City and Liverpool next season.”

The team is going through a transitional period where they’ve lost a lot of players and need to do a lot of rebuilding, therefore they’ve lost players.

They have a new leader [Boehly] in place to carry out that task. I believe Chelsea has a ton of work ahead of them this summer.

Raheem is a good player and manager, and Chelsea could challenge next season, but the new owner has a tough job ahead of him.

Last season, Chelsea was projected to compete with Man City and Liverpool for the crown, but instead, the team came in third, far behind its local rivals.

Sterling may be drawn to a move to Stamford Bridge since he was raised in London and Tuchel may give him a more important role than Pep Guardiola.

The 27-year-old sat out both legs of last season’s Champions League semi-final loss to Real Madrid as well as the thrilling championship match against Aston Villa.

Andy Townsend, a former Chelsea midfielder, disagrees with Sinclair and has suggested that Sterling go to west London before the 2022–23 season.

He recently added, “I don’t believe it would be a bad thing for Raheem to have a change now.” Moving to a club like Chelsea is not in the least bit detrimental for him, in my opinion.

Of course, great players would love to live in and be around London, therefore it is always an advantage to join a London-based team.

He demonstrated at City that he could function at the absolute top. Chelsea should bite City’s hand off if they can accomplish that for £40 million.

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