Reds chase winger.
Liverpool have turned their attentions to Chelsea winger Daniel Sturridge after missing out on Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Icelandic playmaker Sigurdsson is set to snub Liverpool to sign for managerless Tottenham and new Reds boss Brendan Rogers has wasted no time in turning his attentions to Sturridge.
The 22-year-old forward is reportedly unhappy at Chelsea under boss Roberto Di Matteo and is seeking an exit this summer.
Sturridge was a regular at Stamford Bridge under former boss Andre Villas-Boas but lost his place when Di Matteo took over in March and blames his failure to make England’s 23-man Euro 2012 squad on the Italian.
Rogers has been left frustrated in the transfer market since arriving at Anfield from Swansea earlier this month. A clause in his release settlement means he is not allowed to buy players from the Welsh club for at least a season, ruling out moves for Scott Sinclair and Joe Allen.
The 39-year-old had hoped to land Sigurdsson from Hoffenheim but the attacking midfielder looks set to join Spurs for £8 million instead.
Liverpool, however, are confident that Sturridge is available for the right price and are prepared to offer Chelsea around £12 million for the former Man City star.
The Blues are set to sign Victor Moses from Wigan and his arrival in West London should pave the way fro Sturridge to leave the club for Liverpool.