Everton boss David Moyes has failed twice already this summer in his attempts to sign Daniel Sturridge from Chelsea, but he is not giving up without a fight and he is going to try for a third time.
Moyes is hoping that Andre Villas-Boas will be persuaded to let Sturridge go to Everton on loan for the season, especially now that Chelsea have signed Romelu Lukaku from Anderlecht.
Once that deal has been completed Moyes will be straight back on the phone to AVB and he will be stating his case over Sturridge, but he will face stiff competition from Bolton.
Sturridge is of course suspended for three games at the moment because he was sent-off in his last game for Bolton against Manchester City at the end of last season. He will be itching to get on the field as soon as possible and continue his form from pre-season where he looked one of Chelsea’s best players.
A full season of first team football for Everton or Bolton could be the making of Sturridge, but he may well have to settle for being a bit part player again at Chelsea. Perhaps AVB has other plans and things will become clearer once Sturridge has completed his suspension. Personally I would love to see Sturridge in the blue of Chelsea rather than the blue of Everton, and be given a proper chance to prove his worth.