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Transfer News: Sturridge’s £12m Liverpool Move In Doubt

Liverpool’s proposed move for Chelsea forward Daniel Sturridge has been delayed due to problems over agent fees, after the two clubs had agreed a £12m deal.

Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, more on the future of Daniel Sturridge.

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Liverpool’s proposed move for Chelsea forward Daniel Sturridge is in doubt due to problems over agent fees, according to the Daily Mail.

The report claims Liverpool have agreed a £12m fee with Chelsea and had pencilled Sturridge in for a medical on Wednesday, with the hope of being able to officially unveil him on January 1st. However, it’s understood that the medical never took place after discussions between Chelsea, Liverpool and the players advisors hit problems over who pays the agents fees.

The Anfield club are said to be keen on reducing the amount they pay in agents fees, with recent figures showing the Merseysiders paid agents £31.3m since 2008/09 – only Chelsea and Man City have spent more.

Despite the stumbling block, the Mail believe that Brendan Rodgers remains confident the deal will eventually go through but is lining up alternatives just in case, with Paris Saint-Germain striker Kevin Gamiero a potential loan target.

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Issues over who pays what portion of agents fees is nothing new in big-money transfers, so Liverpool fans shouldn’t be too worried by this report. If the two clubs have agreed a fee, as claimed, the deal should still be on course to be completed in the New Year.

Are Liverpool fans happy about the proposed move of Sturridge? Get involved in the comments section below.



  1. Omale Solomon Enemakwu

    December 20, 2012 at 11:23 am

    We don’t need Sturidge @ Anfield.

  2. kayode

    December 20, 2012 at 11:50 am

    I am a chelsea fan. Sturridge is a waste. Selfish and wasteful

  3. Devan

    December 20, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Sturidge won’t fit in liverpool. He is not a team player.

  4. tommy Red4life

    December 20, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    we don’t need Daniel sturridge at an field
    it’s Demba ba. and theo wallcott. don’t be stupid now !

  5. hammed

    December 20, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Sturridge is waste product. It we be better for chelsea two sell him away for free

  6. obi

    December 20, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    We dont need sturridge… We need Ba, walcott and ince… BR dont make any mistakes

  7. paul robinson

    December 20, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Sturridge is not what we want and is NEVER worth £12million! Liverpool never learn!

  8. Holly boy

    December 24, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    BR.’ll be extremely stupid to sign such a misfit and selfish player to anfield. Wisen up! BR.go for’,Ba or ince

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