Chelsea join Arsenal in race for £50m England star

Chelsea have joined Arsenal and Manchester City in race to sign Liverpool star Raheem Sterling, according to reports from the Daily Mail.

Sterling has been heavily linked with a move out of Anfield recently after revealing that he rejected a £100,000-a-week contract offer from the Reds, and has stalled any negotiations until the end of the season.

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The England international also admitted that amid interest from the Gunners and City, he was flattered to be linked with Arsene Wenger’s side.

But now Chelsea are in the running for his signature, despite Kop boss Brendan Rodgers’ belief that Sterling will not be going anywhere this summer.

Rodgers said: “He’s got two-and-a-half years to go on his deal and he’s not going anywhere in the summer.

“I cannot speak for the owners but I have a good idea of what they would do. I know them well enough and for me it would not happen.

“Liverpool are one of the superpowers of football and the owners have made it clear that money doesn’t come into it. If the club doesn’t want to sell, it won’t sell, it’s as simple as that. Money has never been the objective for the club.

“Whatever player — Raheem or anybody — it would always be on the terms of the club.

“He still has two-and-a- bit years left of his deal so it’s not something we’re overly concerned about. I’m confident that at the end of the season we’ll find the solution.”

Not only is the 20-year-old attracting interest from the Premier League, but European powerhouses Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are also keen in his services.

It is expected that if Sterling was to leave, then it would take a massive offer of £50million to convince the Reds hierarchy to let go of their prized asset.

Sterling has played 36 games in all competitions this season, scoring seven goals and supplying eight assists.