An Anfield exit could be on the cards for Daniel Sturridge this summer, with the injury-prone striker seemingly not content to sit behind Roberto Firmino and Divock Origi in the Liverpool pecking order
However, while likes of Paris Saint-Germain and West Ham have been linked with the clinical forward, officials at Anfield have apparently put a hefty £40m price tag on Sturridge’s head, which may stop suitors from making a bid.
The fee, as reported by the Daily Express, has made the Hammers and PSG reluctant to bid for the England international.
Under Brendan Rodgers in the 2013/14 season, Sturridge was a prolific striker and nearly led Liverpool to the Premier League title alongside Luis Suarez. However, he has since struggled to maintain his fitness amid a series of injury setbacks and his Liverpool career has stagnated.
In the first season at the helm for Klopp, Sturridge scored 13 goals as the Reds missed out on Champions League football. However, last season the England star only played a minor role in their fourth-placed finish, failing to reach double digits with only seven goals in all outings.
Now Liverpool may appear to be ready to offload the striker (for the right price), with West Ham in search of more fire power. Usual suspect Andy Carroll is also a high injury risk at the east London club, as they managed only 47 league goals in 38 matches last season.
Meanwhile, PSG are supposedly on the lookout for options to partner the lethal Edinson Cavani and challenge Ligue 1 winners Monaco next season.
However, Liverpool may have to lower their demands, if they wish to get Sturridge off the books and secure extra funds for their own transfer kitty, or West Ham and PSG may target options they consider better value for money.