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Liverpool deal for Chelsea striker all but done

We’ve been speculating for months here at the Football Transfer Tavern on who Liverpool’s next striker will be, and James Riach of The Guardian believes he has the answer.

Riach reckons a deal to sign Daniel Sturridge from Chelsea is all but done and dusted, with Rafael Benitez eager to let the young striker join his former club and use the funds to reshape and strengthen his squad.

Sturridge has fallen out of favour at Stamford Bridge, and has made just one Premier League start this season.

Brendan Rodgers has gone back in for the man he narrowly missed out on in the summer, and a £12 million fee is understood to have been agreed.

Benitez has already spoken of his plans to alter his current Chelsea squad.

“My way to do things is go to the people in charge. They will know my ideas and after the club will decide. You don’t need to talk to the owner too much because he has people in between. I know what he likes, he knows what I like,” he explained.

“I was talking with Michael Emenalo this morning. He likes to watch the training sessions, so it’s very easy to communicate. I think that we have time [to discuss names] before January. We have two or three days after this game.”

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