Chelsea close in on first signing

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Nathan Ake (Manchester City)
Nathan Ake (Manchester City)
Richarlison (Everton)
Richarlison (Everton)
Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus)
Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus)
Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)
Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)
Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona)
Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona)
Scroll through the gallery to see the latest stars
Scroll through the gallery to see the latest stars linked with a move to Chelsea!

Chelsea are reportedly edging closer to wrapping up their first signing ahead of the 2022/23 season. 

The Blues have had a quiet window so far, with their takeover and the overhaul of their transfer committee appearing to have slowed down their transfer activity to date.

Scroll through the gallery above to see the latest stars linked with a move to Chelsea!

While the London club is yet to sign anyone, there are a number of stars who are reportedly in talks to make the move to Stamford Bridge.  

With long-serving chairman Bruce Buck, Petr Cech and director Marina Granovskaia all recently parting ways with Chelsea, it is claimed new owner Todd Boehly will be taking a more hands-on approach to transfers.  

According to the Daily Mail, Boehly made contact with Manchester City on Monday in order to fast-track a move for England international Raheem Sterling, with a view to sealing the deal in the coming days. 

Sterling is said to have already had positive conversations with Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel about how he will be utilised in his team.

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It is further claimed that these discussions cemented the 27-year-old's intention to leave the Etihad. 

A formal bid will reportedly be made in the next few days, although personal terms still need to be agreed with the winger, who is said to be earning £300 000 (R5.8 million) a week with the Citizens. It is understood, though, that all parties are optimistic the move will be completed.

Here is every Premier League club's most expensive signing ever!

Arsenal: Nicolas Pepe - signed from Lille for £72
Arsenal: Nicolas Pepe - signed from Lille for £72 million
Aston Villa: Emiliano Buendia - signed from Norwic
Aston Villa: Emiliano Buendia - signed from Norwich City for £38 million
Bournemouth: Jefferson Lerma - signed from Levante
Bournemouth: Jefferson Lerma - signed from Levante for £25 million
Brentford: Kristoffer Ajer - signed from Celtic fo
Brentford: Kristoffer Ajer - signed from Celtic for £13.5 million
Chelsea: Romelu Lukaku - signed from Inter Milan f
Chelsea: Romelu Lukaku - signed from Inter Milan for £97 million
Everton: Gylfi Sigurdsson - signed from Swansea fo
Everton: Gylfi Sigurdsson - signed from Swansea for £45 million
Leeds United: Rodrigo - signed from Valencia for £
Leeds United: Rodrigo - signed from Valencia for £27 million
Leicester City: Youri Tielemans - signed for AS Mo
Leicester City: Youri Tielemans - signed for AS Monaco for £40 million
Manchester United: Paul Pogba - signed from Juvent
Manchester United: Paul Pogba - signed from Juventus for £89 million
Nottingham Forest: Joao Carvalho - signed from Ben
Nottingham Forest: Joao Carvalho - signed from Benfica for £13 million
Southampton: Danny Ings - signed from Liverpool fo
Southampton: Danny Ings - signed from Liverpool for £20 million
Tottenham Hotspur: Tanguy Ndombele - signed from O
Tottenham Hotspur: Tanguy Ndombele - signed from Olympique Lyon for £53.8 million
West Ham United: Sebastien Haller - signed from Ei
West Ham United: Sebastien Haller - signed from Eintracht Frankfurt for £45 million
Wolverhampton Wanderers: Fabio Silva - signed from
Wolverhampton Wanderers: Fabio Silva - signed from FC Porto for £35 million
Manchester City: Jack Grealish - signed from Aston
Manchester City: Jack Grealish - signed from Aston Villa for £100 million
Liverpool: Virgil van Dijk - signed from Southampt
Liverpool: Virgil van Dijk - signed from Southampton for £75 million
Newcastle United: Bruno Guimaraes - signed from Ol
Newcastle United: Bruno Guimaraes - signed from Olympique Lyon for £40 million
Fulham: Jean Micheal Seri - signed from Nice for £
Fulham: Jean Micheal Seri - signed from Nice for £30 million
Crystal Palace: Christian Benteke - signed from Li
Crystal Palace: Christian Benteke - signed from Liverpool for £27 million
Brighton & Hove Albion: Enoch Mwepu - signed from
Brighton & Hove Albion: Enoch Mwepu - signed from Red Bull Salzburg for £20.5 million