According to The Metro newspaper, Daniel Sturridge could be on the way out of Chelsea with Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool circling for his signature.
Said the London-based tabloid:
"Both Liverpool and Arsenal are expected to be interested in signing the 23-year-old, while former boss Andre Villas-Boas is thought to be an admirer of the youngster, who is aware of the need to gain first-team football if he is to push for a role in England’s 2014 World Cup squad."
Exit rumors have been following Sturridge for months and the new season has done nothing to make them subside. Fernando Torres, although currently dividing opinion, is the de facto number one striker at Stamford Bridge as Roberto Di Matteo has poured his faith into the Spaniard.
Dogged links to the multimillion dollar signing of Atletico Madrid forward Radamel Falcao - perhaps the most in-form player in world football right now - have only heightened speculation that the Englishman will soon be packing his bags.
Andre Villas-Boas' short stint at Chelsea saw him use Sturridge with regularity, but do Spurs genuinely need another striker? Jermain Defoe is in-form and Emmanuel Adebayor is waiting in the wings. AVB utilises one striker, so he'd also find it difficult to keep everyone happy.
Brendan Rodgers, on the other hand, needs nothing more than a new man to lead his forward line. As talented as Luis Suarez is, he can't be relied upon to score 20 goals this season. Sturridge could be the perfect new addition at Anfield this January.