Club told to sign Manchester City star instead of overrated Neymar

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Former Chelsea defender Jason Cundy has urged Chelsea to prioritise signing Manchester City star Raheem Sterling over overrated Neymar.

The Premier League side are interested in signing a forward and have been linked with Raheem Sterling, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar.

Cundy told talkSPORT: “I actually think that, I’ve said this many many times, I think Neymar is overrated. 

“I’m not saying he’s a bad player, I think he’s overrated, that’s my own take on that, I’m not so sure he’d fit in at Chelsea.

“Ronaldo, there’s a part of me that’s a little bit concerned that it’s not going to be a Thomas Tuchel signing.

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“It feels a little bit like a Todd Boehly one where he’s come in with the money and he’s getting seduced by one of the world’s greatest ever players and he’s available.

“And then there’s Sterling, which for me makes so much sense, I don’t quite know what he’s going to cost but it feels and sounds like it’s going to be a decent deal.”

Meanwhile, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has identified the perfect replacement for Raheem Sterling, who is set to join rivals Chelsea.

According to The Sun, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola wants to replace Raheem Sterling with Bayern Munich forward Serge Gnabry.

Gnabry has turned down a new contract with German champions Bayern Munich worth just over £200,000 a week.

Bayern are keen to keep the former Arsenal attacker who has just 12 months left on his current deal.

But the German champions will be open to a sale if they cannot reach an agreement with the Germany international.

Bayern Munich are reportedly willing to accept £35million for Gnabry, a fee Manchester City will be happy to pay to sign the German forward.

Guardiola sees Gnabry as the perfect replacement for Sterling due to his ability to play on both wings as well as down the middle.

Gnabry scored 17 goals in all competitions for Bayern Munich last season.