According to reports, Liverpool are willing to let Daniel Sturridge leave the club this month, but they have slapped a £30m price tag on his head.
According to a report from the Liverpool Echo, the 28-year-old has told the club that he wants to leave this month to focus on getting game time ahead of the 2018 World Cup.
He was left out by Gareth Southgate for the November internationals against Germany and Brazil and fears that if he stays at Anfield, he will miss out on June’s World Cup in Russia.
The Reds are ready to comply with his request should they receive an offer worthy of his services, despite Jurgen Klopp’s desire to keep him until the end of the season.
The report claims that a loan move is not an option at the moment for Sturridge as the Reds would only consider a permanent deal.
Sturridge hasn’t featured since the victory over Spartak Moscow in early December after sustaining a hamstring problem.
Southampton and West Ham have both been linked with a move for the former Chelsea and Manchester City man, while recent reports have linked Inter Milan too.
Newcastle were also apparently keen on a move, but Sturridge’s £120,000-a-week wages are beyond what they can pay.