Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Sturridge Denies Wage Demands Ahead Of Reported Liverpool Move

The representatives of Chelsea forward Daniel Sturridge have denied claims that the 23-year-old has demanded £80,000 a week and the assurance that he will be utilized as a centre forward ahead of a potential move to Liverpool.

Brendan Rodgers is believed to have targeted the England international for a January move as he seeks to strengthen his striking options, having failed to secure a loan move for the forward during the summer transfer window.

Reports this morning suggested that Sturridge had outlined a list of demands for his prospective new employers, a claim that has been swiftly dismissed by his representatives Octagon.

"Daniel Sturridge does not conduct his business in public,” a statement from Octagon read. "He also does not make demands in any negotiation, with regards to salary or his playing position.

"Any contract between a club and a player has to be based on mutual agreement."

The former Manchester City man has made no secret of his desire to play in central striking position. The forward enjoyed a fruitful loan spell at Bolton Wanderers in that position during the second half of the 2010/11 season, scoring eight goals in just 12 appearances for the Trotters.

However, Strurridge has spent most of his Chelsea career as a wide attacker, a position he has subsequently taken up in his sporadic appearances for England.

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