Chelsea set high asking price to warn off suitors

Chelsea's Daniel SturridgeChelsea have aimed to scare off potential suitors for Daniel Sturridge by putting a £25 million price tag on his head, The Sun report.

The Team GB attacker has had a strange last 12 months; initially he was an important part of Andre Villas-Boas’ plans at Stamford Bridge, but has found opportunities limited since the appointment of Roberto Di Matteo.

Sturridge has started all three Blues fixtures this term on the bench, and with the signing of Victor Moses the England under-21 striker is facing long spells on the sidelines this term.

Liverpool and Tottenham have been accredited with an interest in the forward, who is weighing up his future as he wants to play regularly.

However, the Stamford Bridge club are eager to avoid strengthening their rivals, and as such have stated that he is not available for less than £25 million.

By Gareth McKnight