Reds close on Sturridge deal

  • Last Updated: December 22 2012, 21:03 GMT

Liverpool are moving closer to agreeing a deal for Chelsea forward Daniel Sturridge, with the player expected on Merseyside to discuss the formalities of a deal over the next two days.

Daniel Sturridge: Linked with Liverpool move

Reds boss Brendan Rodgers has been tracking the 23-year-old since the summer and is keen to bring in the England international as soon as the transfer window opens next month.

Daniel Sturridge

15. Daniel Sturridge

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Appearances 5 (0)
Goals 2
Assists 0
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Reds 0
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Press Association Sport understands Sturridge will be in Liverpool on Sunday and Monday for further negotiations and a medical with a view to him completing a move in just over a week's time.

Liverpool, who have refused to comment, cannot officially register any new signing until January 2 when the transfer window opens.

Liverpool are still hopeful of securing a deal for Blackpool forward Tom Ince. The 20-year-old left the club in 2011 after turning down the offer of a new contract but Rodgers is keen to bring back the player, who has scored 13 goals in the npower Championship.


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