According to CaughtOffside.com, Chelsea are once again interested in bringing back Daniel Sturridge to Stamford Bridge. Sturridge has had a fantastic season playing alongside Luis Suarez for Liverpool.
Chelsea sold Sturridge to Anfield for 12 million pounds just over a year ago. Mourinho is keen in signing the 24 year old striker and it looks as though Chelsea will bid 32 million pounds in the summer for him. Mourinho is willing to guarantee first team action for Sturridge, something the previous Chelsea bosses were very much unable to do, hence his departure from the club.
Sturridge seems to be enjoying his football at Anfield playing alongside Suarez. Liverpool lead the English Premier League in goals scored this season and the partnership between those two is a major reason why.
This deal may depend heavily on if Liverpool are able to secure at least fourth place, meaning Champions League football next campaign. If they do qualify, Liverpool would be less likely to sell, but if they do miss out, Sturridge may be tempted to return to Chelsea and prove his worth.
Chelsea’s main dilemma this season has been a lack of goals from their strikers. Torres, Eto’o, and even Ba are all struggling to find consistency. Mourinho is willing to sell Ba and Torres to open up space for Sturridge to get adequate playing time. And Eto’o’s contract runs out this July and it looks likely he will not return as well.
Chelsea are looking to improve their striker force and they will get Lukaku back from his season long loan at Everton and it may be him and Sturridge who lead the line next year as opposed to the likes of Torres and Eto’o.
Liverpool have been scoring at will, while Chelsea need to find goals. If Chelsea are able to re-acquire Sturridge, it surely will help them for next season. But this transfer surely depends on where Liverpool finish in the EPL table.