Daniel Sturridge had a very successful loan spell at Bolton last season, but he is now back at Chelsea and he is determined to fight for a first team place this year, but he may be on the move again and it may be sooner rather than later.
He may well be heading back up the M1, but this time he will be branching off towards Newcastle and not Bolton if reports in today’s Daily Mirror are to be believed. Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is desperate for a striker after failing to land Turkish striker Mevlut Erdinc, and Sturridge is a player that would fit in well with Pardew’s plans for the coming season.
If, and that is a big if, Chelsea want to sell Sturridge they would be looking for an amount in the region of £20million, a sum that is surely out of the question for Newcastle. They need to sell players first before they can even think of spending that kind of money, but Pardew will not give up easily.
He may well offer to take Sturridge on a season long loan deal, a deal that may well appeal to new Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas who is looking at some of his old players from Porto. If Sturridge does leave, on loan or permanently, it would open up the possibility of Radamel Falcao joining his old boss at Stamford Bridge. There are several reports doing the rounds that he will be joining in the not to distant future.
Daniel Sturridge is a quality player and one that Chelsea fans have yet to see the best of, and they may well have to wait just a little bit longer yet.