Graham Potter receives double boost ahead of Leeds United with £325,000-a-week star pledging future

Chelsea and England star Raheem Sterling will not be looking to leave Stamford Bridge in the summer.
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Chelsea star Raheem Sterling’s camp have denied reports the forward will review his future in the summer following a slow start to life in London.

Sterling brought a seven-year illustrious career in Manchester to an end when he signed for Chelsea in the summer- but his start to life at Stamford Bridge hasn’t been as electric as both club or player would have liked.

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The England star has four goals in 18 Premier League appearances and is just working his way back to fitness having suffered a hamstring injury against Manchester City in early January and a knee injury in training after that.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Sterling share a strong relationship with both having worked together at Manchester City for almost three years.

LondonWorld can reveal that Sterling and Mikel used to stay behind to work on the forward’s finishing when they worked together at the Etihad and their friendship is still going from strength to strength now that both have moved to London.

But Sterling signed for Chelsea in the summer for £47.5million to be the face of the new project at Stamford Bridge and wants to honour his contract, LondonWorld has been told.

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The player’s camp insist he wants to be a success at Stamford just as he was at the Etihad where he won 11 trophies including four Premier League titles.

Chelsea boss Graham Potter is under pressure to save his job at the Bridge and having Sterling committing his long-term future to the club will be music to his ears as he bids to turn their form around.

The former Manchester City forward looked incredibly bright and hungry when he came on against Southampton at Stamford Bridge and was one of the best players against Tottenham despite the defeat.

The Blues boss will also be delighted with news that long-term absentee N’Golo Kante is close to returning to first team football having trained effectively all week. The Blues will take on relegation threatened Leeds United at the weekend.