Raheem Sterling offered to Saudi clubs

Raheem Sterling has been reportedly offered to Saudi clubs as Chelsea do not view him as part of their long-term plans.

According to HITC, Chelsea could part ways with Raheem Sterling in the summer after the attacker was offered to Saudi clubs. Al-Hilal could be one of those keen on the 29-year-old Chelsea underperformer, who may not have a place in the club’s long-term plans.

Raheem Sterling offered to Saudi clubs?

Raheem Sterling was one of the first high-profile signings of the Todd Boehly era at Chelsea after the American billionaire spent around £50 million on the winger. While some may remember the club’s dismal season, Sterling had an underwhelming campaign, producing only six goals in the league.

While he has already matched that tally in the Premier League this season, Chelsea are not making long-term plans with the 29-year-old underperformer in the side. The report states that Sterling was offered to Saudi clubs, with Al Hilal thought as one of those being presented with the opportunity.

Al-Hilal had business relations with Chelsea following the deal for Kalidou Koulibaly last summer. The Blues are also facing a financial problem, which might see them knocking on the Saudi door once again to find solutions for a few of their unwanted stars, probably even sterling.

However, they might face the challenge of selling Sterling to the Middle Eastern League, considering the 29-year-old Chelsea underperformer is still regarded as a high-profile player. Moreover, he has no reason to walk away from a lucrative deal at Stamford Bridge, which runs until 2027, meaning he will have three years on it when the season ends.

Chelsea keen on solid sales

Chelsea are not in the best financial positions after an enormous spend over the last four windows. While they were inactive in January, apart from sanctioning a few loan departures, the Blues have spent north of a billion pounds since Boehly took over. They might need some sales to balance their books, as fans could see some high-profile departures from Stamford Bridge.

Meanwhile, Sterling could still fetch a sizeable fee should Chelsea find a successful route to Saudi Arabia for the 29-year-old. The chances of fetching a considerable fee in the English or European market seem like an uphill task for the Blues, but convincing Sterling to move there will be a big task for everyone involved.

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