Liverpool and Chelsea agree upon the transfer of Daniel Sturridge despite snag
Liverpool are slowly closing in on sealing a deal with Chelsea for the services to their English forward Daniel Sturridge. However, reportedly Liverpool have encountered a snag in the process.
Apparently, Daniel Sturridge is demanding a central striking role in the Liverpool team. Liverpool officials have declared that the process of signing in Daniel Sturridge is heading in a positive direction and that the club will not be pressurized by last minute changes to the contract.
Following reports of Daniel Sturridge’s demands, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers declared that no player can dictate their position in the team while he was the boss of Anfield.
Reports suggest Daniel Sturridge has demanded a contract clause that specifies he will only play as a striker in the Liverpool team. The 23-year-old has been used in a variety of position at Chelsea, although he has grown out of favor in the eyes of recent managers.
Brendan Rodgers refuses to provide media with details on the ongoing transfer process of Daniel Sturridge even though Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez confirmed the young forward was set for a move to the Merseyside.
The former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez, who has been asked to step in as the interim manager of Chelsea, told reporters that Daniel Sturridge had undergone medical tests at Liverpool ahead of a potential £12 million transfer deal.
Brendan Rodgers is also hopeful of re-signing former Liverpool youngster Tom Ince. The young winger currently plays for Blackpool in the Championship. Brendan Rodgers can place a bid on the youngster once the winter transfer window opens on January 1. Nonetheless, the young manager will look into other transfer prospects once Liverpool have signed in a striker.
“Like at most clubs, nothing will be complete until we’ve signed a player at the beginning of January. Once we do, I’ll have no problem speaking about who we’ve signed. But until everything’s down on paper, there’s nothing to say, really,” Brendan Rodgers said.
Upon being questioned about Daniel Sturridge’s rumored demands Brendan Rodgers gave brief lecture on the bureaucratic approach clubs have to make in such matters.
“You guys keep writing and saying all these things. No one would come into this football club and demand where they play, that’s for sure,” Brendan Rodgers said in his press conference.
“But when any club negotiates with any players, it isn’t straightforward. But we’ll always do the business privately in the way we want to do it. And as you’ve seen over the last few weeks, there are always things that are going to be written about players and clubs, and the dealings.
“But we’re confident we can get some business done early in January, which will really help the squad. Until that happens, there’s nothing really to add.”