STURRIDGE ON HIS WAY OUT
Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge looks set to leave Chelsea after it was rumoured that the England striker is currently unhappy with the London club over playing time in the second half of last season.
Daniel Sturridge emerged as one of the front-runners for the race for the Premier league Golden Boot award in the first half of the season under manager Andre Villas-Boas.
Despite being played on the right wing, Daniel Sturridge scored more than 10 goals in the first half of the season. However, since Andre Villas-Boas was replaced by Roberto di Matteo, he has grown extremely frustrated on the bench.
Roberto di Matteo has utilised him marginally due to the fact that he does not see Daniel Sturridge as someone who offers constructive passing. Due to this, the striker has been linked with a return to Manchester city in the summer.
Now, the latest rumours have linked him with a move to London club Tottenham due to the fact that he wants to stay in the capital. Liverpool have also been credited with an interest. The 22-year-old only has two years left on his current contract with the club, but he is already on wages of £ 60,000 per week.
It is thought that he is looking at a new contract that will offer him up to £ 90,000 per week, but Chelsea are insisting that he is already on good wages at the moment. Even though he will not be able to secure a contract anywhere close to this region at either Tottenham or Liverpool, he will at least be guaranteed a place in the starting line-up. Chelsea value the 22-year-old England international at around £ 12 million after having paid in Manchester City only around £ 5 million back in 2008.