By Coral Barry
Paris Saint-Germain are prepared to offer Liverpool an incredible £50million in an effort to prize away Daniel Sturridge, according to reports.
The English striker is said to be considering his future at Anfield after attracting criticism from new manager Jurgen Klopp because of his fitness problems.
Sturridge, 26, signed a new five-year-contract last season worth £150,000-a-week and PSG would be expected to at least match that figure.
The striker’s wages over five years combined with the £50million transfer fee would mean PSG would be investing a remarkable £89million in the man they hope would replace the departing Edinson Cavani.
England are due to take on Holland in a friendly at Wembley on Tuesday night as they prepare for the upcoming European Championships in June.
Sturridge is said to be at the top of a frontman shortlist complied by PSG, with concerns mounting in Paris that Zlatan Ibrahimovic could follow Cavani out of the club at the end of the season.
Sturridge’s playing time has been severely restricted in recent years with the hitman missing 32 games in all competitions this season due to various injuries.
The England international’s injury issues has often frustrated Klopp with the German coach calling on Sturridge to toughen up in November.
Sturridge’s absence has done nothing to soften his scoring touch however, with the lethal striker netting 48 times in just 81 appearances for Liverpool since joining from Chelsea in 2013.
In other Liverpool transfer news, three attackers will be allowed to leave the club in the summer.