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Details emerge on 'five-figure bet' placed on Daniel Sturridge to join Inter Milan

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Daniel Sturridge has been charged by the FA for allegedly breaching betting rules.

The Liverpool striker has until November 20 to respond to the charge, with Sturridge already telling the Reds that he has never gambled on football.

However, the charge is focused on the passing on of information which has not yet been made public for the purposes of gambling.

The FA ruling states players are forbidden from sharing information "obtained by virtue of his or her position within the game and which is not publicly available at that time", per Telegraph.

It was thought that the charge related to Sturridge's loan move to West Brom, with the time period of the investigation stated as January 2018.

But new information from the Telegraph's latest report suggests that Inter Milan may have played a part in the charge.

The paper reveal that a 'blue-collar worker' placed a five-figure bet on Sturridge joining the Italian side in January.

Given the failing of the bet, it is unknown whether Sturridge was involved.

Nevertheless, the bookmaker raised the alarm about the customer possibly obtaining inside information.

Sturridge in action vs Huddersfield

The FA has refused to state whether they are considering the bet in relation to their ongoing investigation.

It is also stated that the bet was made a week before Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport reported that Sturridge was on his way to Inter.

Liverpool recently released a statement on the charge, writing: "Daniel has given his full and unequivocal co-operation throughout this process and has assured the club he will continue to do so. Daniel has also stated categorically that he has never gambled on football.

"As with any issue of this nature, we will allow the process to be concluded before making any further comment."

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp

The Reds will now be waiting to see if their second-choice striker will be available for selection when they meet Watford in two weeks time.

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