Sevilla have reignited their interest in Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge. The Spanish outfit are among a number of clubs who have made enquiries about the player’s availability since the season ended.
The 28-year-old has a year remaining on his Anfield contract and Liverpool officials have slapped a £15million valuation on his head while insisting that they won’t allow him to leave for anything less.
Reds’ boss Jürgen Klopp hasn’t considered Sturridge part of his long-term plans for some time and that remains the case for the injury-plagued striker who made only half-a-dozen appearances while on loan at West Brom last season.
Sevilla were linked with Sturridge back in January but the £30million valuation that was mooted at the time saw nothing come of that.
Turkish side Fenerbahçe are also interested in signing Sturridge who could dig in and leave on a Bosman next year if he can handle watching most of next season from the bench. Former Liverpool director of football Damien Comolli took up a similar role at Fenerbahçe earlier this month.
Sturridge is due to report back to Melwood for pre-season training next month but he has fallen down the pecking order under Klopp and unless there’s a number of injuries, it is unlikely that he will start many games even if fit.
The £15million fee shouldn’t be a problem for clubs who are willing to take a gamble on him but his £120,000-a-week wages could be.