According to the Daily Mirror, Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge could be set to join Italian giants Inter for a loan fee of around £1.5million, and the strikers reported weekly wages of £150,000.
The Reds have made other clubs aware of Sturridge’s availability. However, no club were willing to pay a reported £5million loan fee. It seems the Merseysiders have now decided to reduce their demands in an effort to offload the forward this month.
Sturridge is desperate to leave Anfield this month in an attempt to play regular first-team football until the end of the season. The former Chelsea striker is hoping that regular playing time will help him claim a place in Gareth Southgate’s 23-man England squad for the World Cup. A move to Serie A and regular playing time is needed if the striker is to have any chance making the Three Lions squad.
The striker’s recent Liverpool career has been plagued by injury problems, which have contributed to Sturridge dropping down the pecking order at Anfield. In reality, he has experienced mixed fortunes on Merseyside.
Liverpool have already lost Brazilian Philippe Coutinho from their squad this month. However, Sturridge is far less influential in the Reds set up and his absence would be far less of a blow to the Reds.
The Daily Mirror also claims that Liverpool are interested in Monaco winger Keita Balde. The 22-year-old arrived at the reigning French champions from Lazio for a fee of around £30million.
The report suggests that Monaco’s sporting director Michael Emenalo is being encouraged to sell any high asset players. The club from the principality have a history of good business in the transfer market.
Napoli have registered an interest in the highly rated forward. Meanwhile Arsenal are also reported to be interested in signing him. If the Reds do make a move, they are sure to have competition for the Senegalese star.
Will Daniel Sturridge join Inter this month?