CHELSEA are interested in signing Manchester City star Raheem Sterling, according to reports.
The Blues are aiming to bridge the gap with City and see Sterling as a perfect addition.
The England ace, 27, is fresh from winning his fourth Premier League crown with Pep Guardiola's side – starting 23 of the 38 games along the way.
According to the Telegraph, Europe's top clubs feel that Sterling could be available this summer.
The winger has one year remaining on his City contract.
Sterling has yet to confirm a decision regarding his future, but teams at home and abroad feel that they may be able to convince him to join them.
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It's claimed that Chelsea have shown the keenest interest in the Three Lions hero.
Under new owner Todd Boehly, the Blues are aiming to recruit a new star attacker ahead of next season.
Ousmane Dembele and Christopher Nkunku are on their shortlist, while Robert Lewandowski and Sterling's City team-mate Gabriel Jesus have been mentioned.
In addition to Chelsea, Real Madrid are monitoring Sterling's situation closely and could make a move.
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Barcelona also like the former Liverpool man, while Bayern Munich could turn their attention his way should they fail to sign current Reds forward Sadio Mane.
Blues boss Thomas Tuchel is set to take a lead role in the club's summer recruitment.
As well as a forward, the Blues will target new defenders following the departures of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen.
Sevilla's French ace Jules Kounde is high on their wishlist of replacements.
Inter Milan's Milan Skriniar and Croatian wonderkid Josko Gvardiol, who plays for RB Leipzig, have also been mentioned.
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