Liverpool are reportedly planning to rekindle their interest in Chelsea youngster Daniel Sturridge.
The 21-year-old has failed to make a meaningful impact at Stamford Bridge since his move from Manchester City in 2009 but is currently enjoying a new lease of life on loan at Bolton.
Sturridge scored his third goal in as many games for the Trotters on Sunday and speculation is now rife that Chelsea will have to fight off interest for him in the summer – namely from Liverpool.
It was initially reported by Goal.com that Liverpool had made an enquiry about the England under 21 striker in December with a view to a sealing a temporary deal.
However – despite their also being reports suggesting Chelsea were willing to use Sturridge in a cash-plus-player offer for Fernando Torres – a move to Anfield never came to fruition but Liverpool are allegedly monitoring his progress closely.
According to caughtoffside.com, Liverpool are plotting an £8 million move for Sturridge when the transfer window reopens as they look to further bolster their goalscoring ranks.
Not only would a swoop for Sturridge provide Liverpool with an added attacking option, but it would also serve as evidence of Reds owners New England Sports Ventures (NESV) fulfilling their promise to invest in young talent.
The future appears to be bright at Liverpool after the acquisition of Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll – aged 24 and 21, respectively – and the Merseysiders are likely to bring more players to Anfield in the summer with plenty of potential to improve and develop.
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