Sturridge alerts Premier League rivals as Chelsea stall on securing long-term future

Daniel Sturridge’s long-term Chelsea future is in doubt after it emerged talks over a contract extension have yet to be scheduled.

The 22-year-old striker is entering the final two years of his deal and is the club’s leading scorer this season. Yet Chelsea’s delay in offering him new terms is igniting the interest of leading clubs in England and Europe.

Top scorer: Sturridge has hit nine Premier League goals so far

Top scorer: Sturridge has hit nine Premier League goals so far

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini recently voiced his amazement that Sturridge was allowed to leave that club in the summer of 2009 and is a known advocate of his striking talents. It would come as a severe blow to fans at Stamford Bridge if the £20million-rated star was lured away.


The Birmingham-born forward has been played largely out of position on the right flank this term and is increasingly upset about a lack of opportunities in his favoured central role. Andre Villas-Boas is trying to inject some youth into his squad and would be reluctant to lose such a key player.

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