Chelsea star Danny Sturridge is being chased by a number of Premier League clubs, including Liverpool, after losing his first-team place at Stamford Bridge.

Brendan Rodgers is reportedly interested in bringing the Blues winger to Anfield as the new Reds boss looks to rebuild his Liverpool squad. Sturridge fell out of favour at Chelsea after Roberto Di Matteo took charge.

The England star had been one of the Blues best performers under Andre Villas-Boas, but found himself overlooked once the Portuguese coach was sacked. Di Matteo preffered Didier Drogba, Fernando Torres, Salomon Kalou and Ramires in Sturridge’s favoured position, and now the 22-year-old is thought to be considering his options.

Sturridge missed out on a place in Roy Hodgson’s England squad for Euro 2012, and may look for a move away from Stamford Bridge to try and force his way back into the international reckoning.

According to the Daily Mirror, Sturridge’s former club, Manchester City, are also monitoring the young winger’s availability, as are managerless Tottenham Hotspur. But, reports suggest Chelsea may instead look to include Sturridge as part of a player-plus-cash deal for Arsenal star Theo Walcott.

Walcott is out of contract at the end of next season, and is yet to sign a new deal with the Gunners. Chelsea have been linked with the England winger in the past, and Sturridge could be used as a makeweight in any potential deal.

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