St James’ Park keen on Stamford Bridge striker.
Newcastle United will this summer look to make a move for Chelsea youngster Daniel Sturridge as the club’s board continue to look to plan for the future. Alan Pardew has been promised funds, albeit limited, to help improve the St James’ Park squad and the Magpies will test the water with a move for the England Under 21 international.
Having lost Kevin Nolan to West Ham the club source has stated that the club will not look to offer long term deals to players nearing, or already in, their 30s and this was one of the reasons they opted to allow their club captain to move to Upton Park.
Chairman Derek Llambias and owner Mike Ashley have seemingly angered a large section of the club’s support having thus far not invested much of the £35m banked from the sale of striker Andy Carroll to Liverpool and though the signings of Yohan Cabaye, Sylvain Marveaux and Demba Ba have shown intent, the fact that all three additions arrived on free transfers has irked many of the Toon Army faithful.
Newcastle United will look to lure youngster Daniel Sturridge with the promise of regular first team football, something the 21 year old former Man City man may crave after his successful stint on loan at Bolton last term, during which time he netted an impressive eight goals in 11 Premier League starts. The Birmingham born starlet is currently fourth choice starter at Stamford Bridge with the likes of Didier Drogba, Fernando Torres and Nicolas Anelka all ahead of him in the Blues pecking order.
Whilst Newcastle United are initially looking to bring Sturridge in on a season long loan deal they may also be open to purchasing the player outright if the West London club opts to cash in on the striker, although a lot could depend on when a new manager is named to replace the outgoing Carlo Ancelotti.