Liverpool In Talks to Complete £15m Chelsea Attacker Signing In First Week of January

Anfield side close in on Stamford Bridge forward signing.

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Liverpool have opened negotiations with Chelsea over a possible switch for Daniel Sturridge.

The Reds’ co-owners John Henry and Tom Werner are ready to back manager Brendan Rodgers in the January transfer window, and have already made overtures to the top brass at Stamford Bridge.

They have registered an interest in the £15million-rated England striker, and hope to move swiftly when the winter window opens at the turn of the year.

Rodgers will push hard to conclude any talks swiftly enough for him to get his man in the first week of January.

SOURCE: Daily Mirror

One can well see why Brendan Rodgers would seek to have any deal sewn up early on in the January transfer window, firstly to immediately ease pressure on Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez, who is practically shouldering Liverpool’s goal-scoring burden single-handedly, but also to avoid a repeat of the summer deadline-day disaster that put the Merseyside outfit in the predicament they currently find themselves in.

Rodgers opted to loan out Andy Carroll as the big forward did not fit his footballing ethos and had hoped that a striker or two would be brought in on the final day of the last transfer window, but no deal was completed and this has left Liverpool struggling for forward options ever since, this situation being further exacerbated by the injury to Italian Fabio Borini.

Daniel Sturridge does not appear to have much of a future at Chelsea having made just a single Premier League start this season and a move to Liverpool may well tempt the former Man City man who has seen his England national team progress hampered by his lack of first team action.

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