Inter Milan are the forerunners to recruit Daniel Sturridge on loan this month after making a formal proposal to secure the forward until the end of the season.
The Milan club has reportedly submitted a “serious” proposal to sign the 28-year-old until the end of the season, which includes a substantial loan fee, the full assumption of his salary and as well as a buying option.
Inter have also made it quite clear in their professional handling of matters that they are resolute in securing Sturridge’s services, which has encouraged the forward.
However, Sevilla has also put forth an enquiry regarding Sturridge’s availability but their interest is affected by their pursuit of Michy Batshuayi from Chelsea.
While there were indications that 24-year-old had seemed certain to switch to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan for the rest of the campaign, but the London club’s difficulty in the transfer market is hampering that move .
While Blues boss Antonio Conte would want to bring in striker Andy Carroll before letting the Belgium international level, the West Ham player has suffered an ankle injury which complicates any attempt for a move.
Sturridge has been handed just five starts for Liverpool this season, and following a muscle issue as well as illness he has not featured in a matchday squad since the Reds won 7-0 over Spartak Moscow on December 6.
The former Chelsea and Manchester City player is desperate to secure regular minutes in order to make England’s World Cup squad, with West Ham and Southampton also monitoring his situation.
Liverpool, initially unwilling to allow a loan move for Sturridge, placed a £30 million valuation on the marksman. However, this could change after having only received approaches over a temporary arrangement thus far, as the Merseysiders are looking to settle on the best deal for the club and player before the window closes.