Paul Merson explains why Chelsea should shun Raheem Sterling

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Former Liverpool star Raheem Sterling has gone on to make a huge reputation for himself at Manchester City.

Since joining City, Sterling has been one of the Premier League’s dazzling forwards and have scored 131 goals in 339 appearances for Man City, helping Pep Guardiola’s side win four Premier League titles, four EFL Cups and the FA Cup.

The 27-year-old has seen his role diminish for Man City recently, and reports are linking him with a move away from the Etihad Stadium, with Chelsea rumoured to be among his suitors.

However, football pundit Paul Merson has told Chelsea to forget about the England international, claiming that he won’t solve Chelsea’s scoring problems.

“Chelsea need a big summer of signings and they might not get that,” Merson told the Daily Star.

“They need at least a couple of defenders because Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen are leaving, and they might not be the only ones leaving either.

“But they are stuck with Romelu Lukaku. They won’t be able to sell him without making a loss, and who could they get to replace him? Top-class centre forwards are scarce.

“They might go for Raheem Sterling but he plays the Manchester City way. I don’t think Raheem Sterling scores 20 goals a season for Chelsea.

“He likes to arrive late in the box at the far post for a tap-in. There’s an art to that. But I don’t see that ball getting whipped across the box like that too often at Chelsea, so where does he get his goals from?”

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