Inter Milan have submitted a “serious” loan proposal for Daniel Sturridge, with the Italians willing to pay his wages and a considerable loan fee to take him on board for the rest of the season.
According to Goal’s Melissa Reddy, Inter Milan are the favourites to sign Daniel Sturridge on loan this month, although the English striker is hoping Sevilla come in with an offer too as the La Liga outfit is his first choice.
Despite Sturridge having a preference of moving to Spain, Sevilla have only “put in a check over his availability.”
On the other hand, Inter Milan have put in a “serious” offer to take the Liverpool no.15 on loan with the Calcio A side prepared to pay his wages, pay the Reds a substantial loan fee and make the deal permanent in the future.
Sevilla’s interest in Sturridge is complicated by their situation with Michy Batshuayi. The Belgian looked nailed on to make the switch but the troubles that Antonio Conte is having in the transfer market is holding up the move.
The Blues were in the process of signing Andy Carroll but the West Ham man has suffered an ankle injury which scuppered that move.
Liverpool have informed the Spaniards that in order for them to sign the former Man City and Chelsea forward, they would need to match the offer put forward by Inter.
The England international is desperate to prove his fitness to Gareth Southgate ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia and a loan move abroad seems a logical way to do that.
However, from Liverpool’s perspective, it makes little sense as the drop off in quality from Sturridge to Dominic Solanke and Danny Ings is enormous. This, after the sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona earlier this month.
Jurgen Klopp must either have enormous faith in his players to get the job done without Sturridge and Coutinho or has the right replacements lined up.