Liverpool Begin Talks to Complete £15m Chelsea Attacker Signing

Anfield switch on the cards for Stamford Bridge attacker.

Daniel Sturridge wants to leave Chelsea next month and has made ­Liverpool his first-choice destination.

A number of clubs are believed to be interested in the striker but Liverpool and Chelsea have begun talks over a £15million transfer and Sturridge has set his sights on a move to Anfield.

The 23-year-old, who joined from Manchester City for £6.5m in 2009, has become increasingly frustrated over his lack of starts up front and hopes a deal with the Reds will be agreed.

SOURCE: Evening Standard

Speculation about a move to bring Daniel Sturridge to Anfield has been ongoing for months now but it does seem that such a move is a distinct possibility. The 23 year old has made just one Premier League start this season and can see that any decision to remain at Stamford Bridge could further stagnate a career that has at times shown great promise.

The former Man City man performed well in the first half of last term where former boss Andre Villas-Boas was willing to give the young attacker a chance to prove himself, albeit in his less preferred role out wide. Under Roberto Di Matteo he found himself warming the bench and there is no reason to suggest life will be any different under Rafa Benitez.

Lack of first team football has seen Sturridge fall out of Roy Hodgson’s England plans and this could further force the Birmingham born forward to consider his future.

Brendan Rodgers urgently needs to bring in alternative attacking options and the relationship the Northern Irishman retains with the club he served as youth and reserve team boss could well aid such a move and £15m would appear to be a fair price in today’s transfer market for a player of Sturridge’s obvious talent.

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