Striker’s relationship with the club deteriorating due to lack of playing time.
Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge is nearing the Chelsea exit-door having fallen out of favour with manager Roberto Di Matteo.
The promising England forward has struggled for games so far after a breakthrough campaign last season and is now pushing for a move to another Premier League side to secure first-team football and further his England playing chances.
The positions he has been used in by Di Mateo has been another conflicting issue, with the forward continually brought on in wide roles despite seeing his best position in central attack.
He is yet to start a game this season as the club are investing all their faith in £50m man Fernando Torres and his attitude at not being selected has failed to impress officials at the club, leading to suggestions that they may let him go – but only if his £12m price-tag is met.
Sturridge’s contract is up for renewal in 2014 and, if he is to leave, Chelsea would rather cash in on him now as opposed to letting him run his contract down and then be forced to accept a lower wage for him.
Liverpool were interested in a loan move for the player at the end of the summer transfer window but Sturridge said he was only keen on a permanent transfer, according to Goal.com, and Liverpool may look to solve their striker shortage by coming back with a permanent offer in January.
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