Tottenham line-up summer move for Sturridge

Chelsea’s Daniel Sturridge could be a surprise summer transfer target for Tottenham after becoming disillusioned with life at Chelsea, reports The Daily Mail.

Sturridge, 22, has previously voiced concern at his lack of opportunities in a central striker role, his preferred position, and his father has also recently criticised Chelsea’s use of him on the wings rather than as an out and out forward. After Chelsea’s title hopes were left quashed following defeat to Everton last weekend, they could even struggle to finish in the top four, as they currently sit in fifth place in the table. If they fail to qualify for Champions League football next term, The Mail speculates that Sturridge’s patience could be tested.

Tottenham could be in the market for a striker in the summer if Emmanuel Adebayor does not stay at the club beyond his current season-long loan, and Sturridge would fit the bill as a player similarly capable of playing in a lone-striker role. The England international was bought by Chelsea from Manchester City for £3.5 million in 2009, but it would likely take a much greater offer to prise him from the Blues, considering that he still has two and a half years remaining on his current contract.

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