Chelsea have reportedly made an opening bid of £21.4m plus add-ons for Manchester City star Raheem Sterling.
The England international has been a mainstay for the Cityzens, but his playing time has reduced over the past couple of seasons.
The Blues have surprisingly made an opening offer of just £21.4m plus add-ons for the 27-year-old that was immediately rejected by the Cityzens.
The west London giants are set to make a renewed attempt for the former Liverpool man, but they may need to significant raise their offer.
The reigning English champions value the winger highly, and want at least £50 million to sanction his sale during the ongoing transfer window.