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Chelsea Attacker Daniel Sturridge Set For £20m Manchester City Return

The Chelsea striker could see his time at Stamford Bridge short-lived, with old club Manchester City keen on re-signing the England international…..

Manchester City old boy Daniel Sturridge is being lined up to form part of Roberto Mancini’s new guard next season.


Up to six of the current first-team are facing the axe this summer with doubts over the long-term futures of Carlos Tevez, Edin Dzeko, Mario Balotelli, Adam Johnson, Aleksandar Kolarov and Nigel de Jong. And Mancini, who has silenced the critics calling for his head with comfortable wins over West Brom and Norwich which have reignited the all-Manchester title race, is also plotting the arrival of three new players with Chelsea striker Sturridge understood to be high up on the Italian’s wish-list.

Source: Manchester Evening News

Reports this afternoon claim that Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge could be on for a shock return to his old club, Manchester City.

With up to six of City’s current first-team facing the axe this summer, Roberto Mancini will need to bolster his squad if they are to mount a realistic bid on the Champions League next season. It is rumored that the likes of Carlos Tevez, Edin Dzeko, Mario Balotelli, Adam Johnson, Aleksandar Kolarov and Nigel de Jong could all be shown the exit door this summer.

The Manchester City manager, who has silenced his critics with comfortable wins over West Brom and Norwich respectively, is reportedly planning the arrival of three new players this summer, with the Chelsea striker understood to be high up on the Italian’s wish-list. The likelihood is that that Sturridge will wait and see if interim manager Di Matteo gets the job permanently before making any decisions about his future.

The England international, who moved to Stamford Bridge three years ago after City reportedly refused to match his wage demands, has fallen out of favour since Roberto Di Matteo replaced Andre Villas-Boas as Chelsea manager last month.

If Chelsea decide to cash in on Sturridge this summer, it is likely that they will demand a fee of around £20million. Before City’s trip to Chelsea in December, Mancini said:

“It was strange because Sturridge was developed in Manchester and someone let him go. “If Sturridge was here today, he’d be in the first team. I’ve watched him many times and I know him well.”

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