Celtic have joined the hunt for Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, according to a report.
The Gambling Times has claimed that the Scottish champions have entered the race to sign Sturridge, 28, and that Brendan Rodgers is happy to offer the England international an escape route from Anfield to reunite with his former player.
It is understood that Southampton and West Ham are leading the pack to sign Sturridge, but Newcastle, Watford and now Celtic are also keen on striking up a deal this month.
The Daily Express has recently reported that Sturridge is earning a whopping £120,000 a week at Liverpool, but the former Chelsea and Manchester City forward has been cast to the fringes of the squad by Jurgen Klopp this season.
Sturridge has made just 14 appearances across all competitions this term, scoring three goals in the process.
However he has not featured in the Premier League since November and has not even made the bench for the last seven matches.
Football Insider verdict
Sturridge would be an unbelievable signing for Celtic and would probably be one of the best strikers to grace Scottish football in their prime since Henrik Larsson. However it would also be quite unrealistic that the Bhoys would be able to afford anywhere near his mammoth wages at Anfield. Sturridge needs to find a way out of Merseyside this month in order to stop his career from completely stalling. Celtic do not really need a striker at the moment though, unless they lose Moussa Dembele for big bucks this month. Leigh Griffiths and Odsonne Edouard won’t be great in the Europa League, but they would be more than good enough to secure domestic honours.