Daniel Sturridge has made no secret of how much he wants to see more regular minutes this season so he can actually be considered for the England team headed to Russia this summer. According to the ECHO, he’s made that even clearer to the club and informed them that he wants to move this month to a club that will make that happen.
That’s all well and good, but Liverpool have made it clear that they’d either prefer Sturridge to finish out the season with the club or to receive £30 million pounds for him to make a permanent move somewhere else. This, coupled with Sturridge’s £120,000-a-week salary, doesn’t particularly lend itself to making Sturridge’s hopes and dreams come true in the next few weeks. There aren’t many Premier League clubs who need a striker and can meet Liverpool’s price, and clubs like Newcastle who would like someone like Sturridge to help them, y’know, score the occasional goal, definitely can’t match his salary. Southampton and West Ham have also reportedly expressed interest in the striker.
It’s entirely possible that Liverpool will be willing to negotiate their current asking price if no club is willing to meet it later in the month (perhaps even entertaining the idea of a loan — with a large loan fee, obviously — to Inter), but for now, they’re holding firm.
Sturridge has only made five starts for Liverpool this season and was not selected by Gareth Southgate for England’s November games against Germany and Brazil.