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Sterling representative denies forward is seeking swift Chelsea exit

By Sports Desk March 01, 2023

Suggestions Raheem Sterling is unhappy with his role at Chelsea and could leave the Blues at the end of the season have been denied by his representative Kelly Hogarth.

Sterling was expected to play a key role at Stamford Bridge after his £47.5million move from Manchester City last July, but the England forward has endured a frustrating first season with the club.

Chelsea are 10th in the Premier League and 14 points adrift of the top four following Sunday's 2-0 loss at Tottenham, having won just one of their 11 games across all competitions in 2023.

With the costly additions of Mykhailo Mudryk, Joao Felix and Noni Madueke increasing competition in Chelsea's attack, reports have suggested Sterling could seek an exit just one season into his five-year contract with the club.

However, the forward's representative Hogarth responded to one such rumour on Twitter on Wednesday, writing: "False. 

"Sterling has expressed no discontent with CFC (Chelsea Football Club) and having committed his long-term future to the new ownership this summer, there is to be no review of his position in the upcoming transfer window. 

"He very much looks forward to building upon the success of previous seasons."

Sterling has been troubled by a hamstring injury since the turn of the year, starting just two games since New Year's Day, but only Kai Havertz (five) has bettered his tally of four Premier League goals for Chelsea this season.

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