AC Milan target summer transfer for Raheem Sterling

22/04/2022; 9:54 AM By : Steven D. Thompson

Manchester City star Raheem Sterling is not keen to talk about his future until the summer.

After several years of falling below usual standards, AC Milan are slowly climbing back up. The Italian giants have been in a sorry state for many years, with financing an issue. Silvio Berlusconi entered hard times and could not stump up the cash to help Milan compete with other clubs.

The Italian businessman sold the club to a Chinese group for $800 million. Despite selling Milan, the club wallowed in the dark as the new owners refused to put up cash for the injection of quality players. Milan went from buying the biggest stars in the game to settling for scraps from other clubs.

It has been an excellent season, though, as Milan find themselves challenging for the Serie A title. They lost to Inter Milan in the semi-final of the Coppa Italia, but glory days look to be around the corner. Amid an impending sale, the club is looking to sign some top players, including Manchester City star Raheem Sterling.

Sterling on Milan wishlist amid takeover

Milan are contending with city rivals Inter Milan for the Scudetto and are marginally ahead of the defending champions on the log.

There is good news on the horizon for the Rossoneri. Reports suggest that the club awaits an imminent £850 million takeover. With the takeover is expected injection of funds and arrival of new faces at the club.

The Rossoneri have several names on a shortlist they intend to bring to the San Siro Stadium, including Raheem Sterling. The 27-year-old forward is wanted by the Rossoneri amid reports of a potential takeover of the club. A Bahrain investment fund hopes to buy Milan for around $1.1billion (£850m), and they have Raheem Sterling as one of their targets.

Sterling stalls talks of moving till the summer

Manchester City are still in the race for two titles. Pep Guardiola’s men are in a race to successfully defend the English Premier League and are also in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League. The Sky Blues would do without any distractions during the business end of the season. They will have to fend off interest from AC Milan, who are keen to land Raheem Sterling.

Sterling has a contract that expires in the summer of 2023, and Milan feel they can capitalise on his contract situation to sign him from City. As per TeamTalk, Sterling has put any talks of his future on hold until the summer. The England international wants to remain focused on helping his side retain the Premier League and win the club’s first Champions League. Regardless, odds from bookmakers are priced nicely for the 27-year-old to leave the club this summer.

Sterling in the past alluded to a potential future in Spain, but the England international has not mentioned the possibility of plying his trade in Italy. AC Milan are yet to make a move for the Man City star, but a takeover of the club could fast track a move for Sterling.

Sterling has enjoyed a stellar season with Manchester City, scoring 16 goals. Contract negotiations are likely to take place in the summer.

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