Chelsea forward Daniel Sturridge is considering his future at the club after losing his place in the England squad, according to the Mirror.
Sturridge was a regular under former Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas and at one point was considered a shoe-in for this summers European championships after an excellent first half to the season.
However, the Mirror report that the 22-year-old blames Roberto Di Matteo for missing out on England’s Euro 2012 squad after being dropped for large parts of the second half of the season by the Italian.
Di Matteo has now been installed as Chelsea’s permanent manager, leaving Sturridge questioning his future at the Bridge.
The signing of Eden Hazard and the potential signing of Brazilian attacker Hulk will push Sturridge even further down the pecking order in West London, so a move could be on the cards this summer for the former City striker.
It was clear for all to see during the second half of the season that Di Matteo didn’t fancy Sturridge. He’s certainly a talent, but there have been question marks over his team ethic, with some claiming he’s selfish.
If the player feels a move is required to kick start his career, it’s no surprise all the big-boys all interested and a bidding war isn’t out the question. Liverpool or Arsenal seem the most likely destinations, perhaps a swap deal with Walcott?
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