Chelsea agree upon the transfer of Daniel Sturridge to Liverpool
Liverpool are set to steal the unsettled Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge for £12 million during the upcoming January transfer window. Reports from across England suggest Liverpool has all but finalized the transfer deal for the talented England player.
Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers is keen on bolstering his attacking options during the January transfer window. Earlier in the season the Liverpool manager accepted Daniel Sturridge was one of their primary transfer targets.
Insiders from both clubs have confirmed that negotiation between the two clubs have grown intense over the past few weeks. The sources even went as far as to suggest that the personal terms of Daniel Sturridge’s contract had been finalized.
Liverpool are also in the mix to bring back their lost young winger Tom Ince. The Merseyside clubs sold the 20-year-old off to Blackpool in 2011. Since then the forward has been in spectacular form for Blackpool. Rumor has it Liverpool will reacquire his services for £4 million.
Meanwhile, Daniel Sturridge admits he was prepared for an exit from Stamford Bridge since he handed in his transfer request earlier this year. The 23-year-old England international explained that he was very unhappy with his benched role at Chelsea, which is why he asked to be traded away this fall.
Rafael Benitez went public after reports about Daniel Sturridge’s switch to Liverpool hit the airwaves. The new interim manager of Chelsea admitted “conversations” regarding the transfer of Daniel Sturridge had already taken place.
“He [Sturridge] was training with us, he is fine. It is just a question of the club and some conversations with different options. But at the moment for me, as a coach, he is training and doing well. I can't say too much as I don't have much information,” Rafael Benitez informed in a press conference on Tuesday.
It seems unlikely, but if Liverpool’s attempt to lure in Daniel Sturridge fails the club has already identified a list of transfer prospects. The names on the list include Theo Walcott from Arsenal and Demba Ba from Newcastle United.