Blues rule out cheap striker sale
Chelsea will demand £25million for Daniel Sturridge should Liverpool or Tottenham make an approach for the striker.
Sturridge is known to be unsettled at Stamford Bridge after struggling to hold down a regular place in the side and it is thought he would jump at the chance of a move away before the window closes. The former Manchester City star wants to play as an out-and-out striker, something he struggled to do last season and it looks as though he will also be back up to Fernando Torres in this campaign. Sturridge had played down the right and although he was not entirely happy in that position at least he was in the side. However new boys Eden Hazard and Oscar will now battle it out for that position and Sturridge could struggle for game time if everyone is fit. Liverpool could be ready to offer him a route out but they will have to sell first and much will depend on whether they can offload Andy Carroll to Newcastle. If Sturridge does leave Chelsea will not let it happen on the cheap and interested clubs will have to pay £25million.