Unsettled Sturridge Linked With Move

By on June 18, 2012

The summer transfer window is open and Football Talk will bring you all the latest transfer news doing the rounds in the papers. Today, Chelsea forward Daniel Sturridge is linked with a move.

Daniel Sturridge

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.

It’s understood that a whole host of Premier League clubs are interested, with Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham and Man City all thought to be keeping tabs on the players situation.

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.

FT Verdict

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.

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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?

Would you like to see Sturridge at your club? Get involved in the comments section.

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22 Comments

  1. rob thfc

    June 18, 2012 at 11:17 am

    come to spurs!

  2. Neil

    June 18, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Come to liverpool …were all loyal fans will treat you great !! not like other clubs !!

    • Rithwik

      June 18, 2012 at 1:58 pm

      Neil you’re absolutely correct.. We are the most loyal while Chelsea fans are u know rude to players outside Bridge.

      • rob thfc

        June 20, 2012 at 7:57 am

        lmao keep dreaming guys!

  3. Zagreb Bar

    June 18, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Like all that loyalty you showed to Roy Hodgson, Neil?

    I’m not sure young Daniel would be keen to get too close to Suarez.

    • Josh

      June 18, 2012 at 1:03 pm

      Zagreb why would we of showed loyalty to Hodgson he was know where near a good enough choice for a club like Liverpool none of us fans wanted him and with the players he signed and they way we played it showed he was never good enough for us. Hodgson is only good enough for the likes of Fulham and WBA.

    • kazou

      June 18, 2012 at 1:09 pm

      Zagreb, you need to worry about the racism issues in your own country. It’s a disgrace.

      • Zagreb Bar

        June 18, 2012 at 1:50 pm

        My own country? I’m from Hackney.

        Agree that the racism in eastern europe is disgraceful – as is Suarez and the fans and staff of LFC for thinking it is ok to defend him.

  4. LFCfan

    June 18, 2012 at 11:43 am

    so you think he’d be better of with Terry@zagreb…grow UP!..and on another note..Hodgson was not the man for liverpool..wrong man at the wrong time..

    • Zagreb Bar

      June 18, 2012 at 1:51 pm

      No one would be better off with Terry. The man is a disgrace.

      I’m not saying Hodgson was right for the job or not – but the notion that loyalty only applies if someone is right for the club – is ludicrous. It defies the very definition of loyalty.

  5. Vincent babu

    June 18, 2012 at 11:55 am

    come arsenal but not a swap with walcott

  6. daniel

    June 18, 2012 at 11:57 am

    if avb becomes manager would fit well at spurs, add him and one older/experienced striker and the strikeforce will look decent

  7. A c

    June 18, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Liverpoo have nothing to offer young Danny except a history lesson! Good luck with that. Don’t see ol mr. Ed staying after this season either, if Liverpoo don’t make the top 4, which they have NO chance of doin

  8. watson red

    June 18, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Sturridge, Adam Johnson, Sigurdson, Tello or Gaston Ramirez is what we need.

    Sell: Aquilani, Adam, Spearing, Kuyt (Gone).

    Goals in all of the potential new buys, which is all we need to challenge Arsenal and Chelsea for the top 4 (Spurs are on a downward spiral now losing redknapp)

  9. GaryH

    June 18, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    I would like Arsenal to sign Sturridge to play as the left winger/forward. It all depends on if he would be happy playing there (was unhappy at chelsea playing on the right) and the price. If he is £10mil or less and happy playing wide then would be an asset.

    Podolski/Sturridge on left
    Persie/Giroud through the middle
    Gervinho/Walcott on the right

  10. neil

    June 18, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Zagreb – first of all …it was not Suarez that done nothing it was evra who lied …lets not forget he done the same to other clubs ..re – watch the video on you tube …racism is bad look at John terry !! he said it infront of a cam

    • rob thfc

      June 20, 2012 at 8:05 am

      ya wrong there neil! Suarez admitted to it,

    • rob thfc

      June 20, 2012 at 8:05 am

      you are wrong there neil! Suarez admitted to it,

    • rob thfc

      June 20, 2012 at 8:07 am

      you are wrong there neil! Suarez guilty he owned up to it

  11. Iykeman

    June 22, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Arsenal shld go for sturridge,m’villa and skertel..

  12. KJ

    June 22, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Do not sell Sturridge. He is an up and coming super star

  13. Kyle

    June 23, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Chelsea need to KEEP Sturridge. Even if they get Hulk Sturridge should play as #2 striker behind Torres. Hazard can play left wing, Hulk right, w/ mata in the middle. With all the games Chelsea will play Sturridge will still get plenty of games of experience. If there is an injury or Sturridge isn’t performing we could move Hulk as the #9 to cover but i personally feel he is best on the right wing.
    Every one says that Sturridge is selfish
    but I think they forget how young he is (22) and was playing out of position the entire year. I also find it interesting because NOBODY was saying anything negative at first half of the year when he had 11 goals before christmas. So many are too fast to judge and want a quick fix, which is always to buy new players. I think we need to start working on developing the talent that we have and Sturridge is def. a very Big Talent. Please Chelsea Keep Sturridge!

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