Rumour has it Chelsea are planning to sign Man City’s Daniel Sturridge. The highly rated City striker has refused to sign a new contract at Eastlands and having tracked him for some time, reports in the press suggest Chelsea aren’t far off getting him. In fact, the suggestion is that we’re that close to signing him there’s a chance he won’t even play for City again.
Hughes will apparently ‘be stunned by the news’ that we’re trying to ‘steal’ Sturridge although considering he’s never given the 19 year old a full game at senior level it shouldn’t be the most shocking revelation he’ll ever have.
Sturridge, who’s highly sought after, is out of contract in the summer and although City would still be entitled to a pay-off because he’s under 24, some of that would have to go to Coventry City. Still, Roman Abramovich is said to be happy to stump up the cash – and a £50,000 a week starting salary on top in order to get the youngster’s signature.