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Daniel Sturridge set for Bolton move

Category: England

Published: 31st Jan 2011 12:52:13

Bolton are close to agreeing a deal to sign Chelsea forward Daniel Sturridge on loan, BBC Sport understands.

Sturridge, 21, has been handed just four starts this season, with 17 substitute appearances, and has scored four goals.

Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti insisted he would use more of his younger players at the start of the season.

But Sturridge was also offered to Liverpool as part of a deal to sign Reds striker Fernando Torres.

Liverpool want £50m for the Spanish forward and rejected Chelsea's first offer of £35m.

They also turned down Chelsea's offer of cash plus Sturridge to try and sanction a deal but that was also rejected by Liverpool.

The Reds are said to be open-minded on an arrangement that would include former Bolton striker Nicolas Anelka moving back to Anfield.

Since moving from Manchester City in 2009, Sturridge has struggled to make his mark in a Chelsea side that includes forwards Anelka, Didier Drogba, Florent Malouda and Solomon Kalou.

He has scored nine goals in the two seasons he has been at the west London club. He also has 10 caps for the England under-21 team.

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