Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has asked his current club to open negotiations with Sevilla over a January move.
The English striker has been linked with a move away from Anfield this month after falling out of favour with Reds boss Jurgen Klopp and a move to Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan has been fully expected.
It is now understood that Sturridge’s agent has told the Spanish club that his client wants to sign, but contact between the two club’s needs to materialise.
The ex-Chelsea attacker has proven himself in front of goal with 48 goals in 98 Premier League games for Liverpool, but that has come across six seasons on Merseyside.
Despite his good form, Sturridge has had 14 separate injuries since his £12 million move north, missing over 80 matches in total.
In that time, Brazilian striker Roberto Firmino and Senegalese star Sadio Mane have joined the club, along with this year’s signing Mohamed Salah, all becoming invaluable to the Reds, while Danny Ings and Dominic Solanke are also ahead of Sturridge in the pecking order.
This has left the former Manchester City youth product to make advances for an exit this month.
A potential move to Sevilla would see the Englishman add an extra attacking threat for Vincenzo Montella’s side.