Liverpool set to slap a huge price tag on striker Daniel Sturridge, Jose Mourinho looks to invade the French Ligue 1 in the summer transfer window as he plans another huge outlay, Pep Guardiola to tempt Tottenham star with a bumper contract offer and Arsenal looking at Serie A to strengthen their defence– we bring you the latest scoops in today's transfer round-up of the Premier League.
Liverpool Place A £40 Million Valuation on Daniel Sturridge
Liverpool will allow striker Daniel Sturridge to leave in the summer, only if the £40 million valuation is met, according to reports.
The 27-year old Englishman has struggled for game time this season under Jurgen Klopp due to injury problems and when fit, he hasn’t been able to fit into the scheme of things under Jurgen Klopp. Sturridge was of interest for French heavyweights Paris Saint-Germain in the last summer and is also a target for West Ham United.
Liverpool, over the years, have made huge profits from sales of their strikers, be it Fernando Torres to Chelsea, Luis Suarez to Barcelona and more recently Christian Benteke to Crystal Palace. And with Sturridge's future looking bleak at Anfield, the Reds believe they can sell him for a large fee in the summer.
Today’s transfer roundup discusses the plausible entries of Real Madrid midfield pair of James Rodriguez and Mateo Kovacic to the Premier League, disillusioned with the playing time both have received. Hector Bellerin from Arsenal has been on Barcelona’s radar, as they need a right back. Another top right back in the Premier League, Kyle Walker, playing for Arsenal’s north London rivals Tottenham, is being linked with a move to Manchester City. Daniel Sturridge is being linked with a move to West Ham to rejuvenate his recently injury-crocked career at Liverpool.
James eyes the No.10 jersey, again
James Rodriguez was the man of the moment when he signed for Real Madrid from AS Monaco. Two seasons later, he has fallen out of favour, having to play the role of a substitute behind the galacticos in the Madrid side. He can play on the right wing and behind the striker, and Jose Mourinho would use his pace and ability to add goals to his side, with six goals and six assists in a mere 18 appearances in La Liga. With the pressure on his attackers this season, Mourinho would look to strengthen and show intent for a Manchester United side ready to return to the pinnacle of English football. James will have his work cut out, to impress his manager in training and tracking back to win the ball in matches, or as he has learned at Madrid, the price and the number on the shirt are not enough to guarantee his place in the team. (ESPN)