Anfield boss closing in on Stamford Bridge man.
Daniel Sturridge could be about to leave Chelsea for Liverpool afer a flurry of activity on the betting market.
SkyBet are reporting that a series of bets placed on the move happening has forced them to slash their odds of the transfer taking place from 9/1 to evens. Liverpool have been surprisingly active in the last 24 hours with Sebastian Coates having oficially joined the club from Nacional and Joe Cole and Christian Poulsen leving the club for Ligue 1 clubs, Lille and Evian respectively.
A move for Sturridge would be bold and could be part of the negotiations concerning Chelsea’s appraoach for Raul Meireles. The Blues are keen on the Portuguese midfielder but Liverpool want something in return, namely the England Under 21 international.
Whether Chelsea would let one of their brightest young talents leave to secure the signing of the midfielder remains to be seen but the bookmakers rarely get it wrong.
So could Liverpool really be about to snap up the talented England Under 21 international? Well given that it appears that David N’Gog is set to leave Anfield for Bolton and the added speculation that Kenny Dalglish was already looking to strengthen the club’s attacking option it does seem plausible that a deal may be in the offing and the huge drop in Sky Bet’s odds confirm that possibility.
Some say that Andre Villas-Boas has no intention of selling Sturridge but then the Chelsea boss has a number of strikers to pick from and the likes of Fernando Torres, Didier Drogba, Nicolas Anelka, Juan Mata and Romelu Lukaku may all stand in the way of regular first team football for the former Man City man.
Liverpool have Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll as a first choice strike pairing but beyond that only really have Dirk Kuyt as back up and £10m rated Sturridge may fancy his chances of making it on Merseyside over sticking it out with the Blues. The 21 year old has been suspended for the first three matches of the season following his sending off in the final game of the last campaign.