Liverpool ready to sacrifice Daniel Sturridge in swap deal for La Liga star

Liverpool are prepared to cut ties with Daniel Sturridge in a proposed move to bring back Steven N’Zonzi to the Premier League. The England international has managed just five starts for the Merseysiders this campaign, and he is seemingly worried about his position with the Three Lions ahead of next year’s World Cup.

According to El Gol Digital h/t The Mirror, the Reds could allow the exit of Sturridge to Sevilla in January as they look lure Steven N’Zonzi in a part-exchange deal. The Frenchman has fallen out-of-favour at the Andalusian outfit ever since criticising manager Eduardo Berizzo’s decision to sub him halfway through a Champions League draw versus Liverpool.

As a result, the La Liga side are mulling over his potential sale in the New Year with his £35m release clause being assessed by the likes of Arsenal and Everton, although the Reds could yet propose a player-plus-cash deal.

As per the source, Sturridge believes that he can make his way back in the England setup with regular gametime in Spain, and this could in hand strengthen the Reds’ midfield with N’Zonzi, who has previous league experience with Stoke City and Blackburn Rovers.

Emre Can currently has just over seven months left on his existing deal, and he could be potentially be replaced by the France international, although Liverpool also have an agreement in place to sign RB Leipzig’s Naby Keita next summer.

 

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