Inter Milan have agreed a deal with Liverpool to sign Daniel Sturridge on loan according to Italian outlet CalcioMercato.
It is reported that the Italian club will pay a loan fee of £1.5million, with the option to buy the striker in the summer for around £25million.
Having made only five Premier League starts for the Reds’ this season, the former Manchester City and Chelsea player has once again found himself on the outskirts of Jürgen Klopp’s plans and looks set to leave Anfield in an attempt to find regular first team football. With the World Cup on the horizon this summer, Sturridge is desperate to resurrect his career and force himself into Gareth Southgate’s plans for the tournament in Russia.
The English forward has been attracting plenty of interest from abroad with Sevilla also interested. It is thought that Sturridge’s preferred move is to Spain, but with the Sevillistas Los Rojiblancos number one transfer target being Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi, the 28-year-old will most likely complete a move to Inter before Wednesday’s transfer deadline barring any late dramas.
Recent reports have suggested that West Ham will make a late attempt to sign Sturridge on loan and hijack any deal with Inter Milan.
Sturridge could be included in Klopps’s squad for tonight’s FA Cup Fourth Round tie against West Brom, in what could quite possibly be his last ever appearance for the club.