Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has been linked with a surprise £45m move to Paris Saint-Germain this summer as the Ligue 1 champions prepare to make changes to their squad.
According to The Daily Mail, a delegation from the Parisian club will travel to London to attend England’s international friendly with Holland at Wembley on Tuesday.
With Sturridge expected to feature in the game, they will be keeping a close eye on the striker with a view of reporting back to the club with their findings.
The speculation comes as PSG boss Laurent Blanc is likely to be in the market for a new striker this summer, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s contract set to expire at the end of the season.
With no suggestion that a new deal is imminent, the Swedish international could move on and will perhaps be joined by Edinson Cavani through the exit door.
As reported by ESPN FC, the Uruguayan striker revealed earlier this week that he found the Premier League very appealing, thus suggesting that he could consider his options ahead of next season having been limited under Blanc this year.
While Ibrahimovic’s exit could yet change the situation for the 29-year-old with a return to his favoured position up front, it doesn’t appear as though PSG will be content and are keen to add more options to their squad as they continue to search for domestic success and improvement in Europe.
Whether or not Sturridge is the man to lead that push remains to be seen, as the oft-injured Liverpool star hasn’t particularly shown in recent times that he is capable of steering clear of fitness woes, an issue that has blighted his entire career.
Having made just 14 appearances in all competitions this season, albeit scoring an impressive seven goals in that time, such a transfer fee would seem like a huge gamble from a PSG perspective.
In turn, it is unclear as to how concrete their interest is, and at what price Liverpool would be willing to negotiate and talk terms, as there is also a question mark as to who the club would then go out and buy with those funds.