According to reports from The Daily Mail and The Newspaper That Shall Not Be Named, Paris St. Germain are looking to bring Daniel Sturridge to The City of Love for £50 million. The Daily Mail claims that PSG representatives will be flying in to discuss the move with Liverpool over the international break, as well as sending scouts to watch Sturridge play in England's friendly with Holland on Tuesday.
If there is any truth to this rumor, Liverpool would have to seriously consider such a deal. And by "seriously consider" I mean sign the paper and grab the sack of cash immediately before Sturridge's next crippling injury.
The 26-year-old striker is a phenomenal talent and one that can consistently score goals and win games for Liverpool when healthy. However, given his history with injuries, the alleged size of the offer, and the fact that he would not be headed for a league rival, such an offer should be more than enough to pry Sturridge away.
Since returning from his latest injury, Sturridge has scored 3 goals in 8 appearances, with one of those goals being from the penalty spot. Although he still remains our number one choice to lead the line, he has yet to return to his pre-injury form. If he can remain healthy, it's likely that he will be a consistent goal-scorer for years to come, but that is a very big if.
There are reasons to doubt this report. The sources are obviously less-than-credible, and the price tag is roughly double the amount that had been floating around with other rumors surrounding a move to West Ham and others. Regardless, it is something to keep an eye on in the coming months.