Inter Milan have reportedly made a “significant” loan bid for Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, who looks certain to quit Anfield this month.
The 28-year-old has played only 14 games for Jurgen Klopp’s men this season and wants a move away for regular first-team football.
Sturridge is keen on a switch to boost his flagging World Cup hopes, after falling way down the list of England striking options under Gareth Southgate.
The former Chelsea frontman had been said to be favouring a move to La Liga side Sevilla, but it would appear that Inter and now favourites for his signature – despite fellow Serie A side Roma also entering the running for Sturridge.
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Liverpool would prefer a permanent exit for the forward, with a fee of £30m being touted around but BBC Sport claims that Inter have “offered a significant but undisclosed loan fee” and will pay Sturridge his £120,000-a-week wages in full.
The report goes on to state that “discussions have also opened up towards a potential permanent transfer at the end of this season.”
Liverpool “will now consider the offer,” although Sturridge’s future is not set in concrete at this stage and all options remain open – including him staying put.