As Chelsea look to rebuild an aging squad this summer as they push for trophies, loan youngster Daniel Sturridge says if the Blues are looking for top young talent, scouts need look no further than their own back yard.
21-year-old Sturridge has been on loan at Bolton since January, and the England under-21 international is ready to return to Stamford Bridge and show his club what he can do.
"I want to stay at Chelsea and fight for my place,” Sturridge told The Sun.
“Next season I want a starting place and maybe to get into the full England side as well.
"From there, I just want to try and win as many trophies as I can."
Chelsea starlets Gael Kakuta, Jeffrey Bruma, Ryan Bertrand and Josh McEachran are all hoping to make their mark at Stamford Bridge next season, and Sturridge singled out McEachran in particular for praise after the 18-year-old did considerably well in his first season for
"McEachran will be a huge player for Chelsea because he's got everything a midfielder needs in his game,” Sturridge said.
"He's very young but I don't think his age has anything to do with what he can do on the pitch.
"He'll be playing first-team football next season as he's ready for it now."
Sturridge is also particularly looking forward to working with January signing David Luiz, with the Brazilian already having a significant influence over the side.
"Luiz has made a huge impact already.
“He's come in and stamped his authority by adding a new dimension to the team."
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