Owen Coyle – Sturridge wants to be the best, and I want him!

The Bolton boss got extremely lucky last January when he just missed out on Arsenal’s Carlos Vela, and took Chelsea’s Daniel Sturridge instead.

He was rewarded by the Chelsea youngster scoring 8 goals in 12 games, and he is desperate for Chelsea to let him keep him for another loan period, even if its just six months.

“We’d love to get Daniel back,” Coyle said. “I don’t think a permanent would be possible given what it would probably cost to bring him back.

“As well, we’ve got to understand Daniel’s own aspirations. He’s an unbelievable kid, he really is.

“He’s motivated and he wants to be the best he can be and he wants to play for the elite clubs, and I love that about him.

“But I’ve said before, given his development and what he’s done, that if he doesn’t play now week in, week out, it will be detrimental to his development because he’s not, and he’ll be the first to tell you, where he would like to be and the finished article in terms of playing for those top elite clubs.

“There is still room for improvement and he can go on to be a truly wonderful player.

“I would love it if Chelsea permit us to continue to help that development by another six-month period, we would love that.”

I wrote an article at the end of last season that perhaps Chelsea should have kept Sturridge rather than buy Torres. I know let’s let Bolton have Torres on loan!

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