Arsenal are expectedly still in the market in search for a new striker this transfer window, although the Gunners reportedly triggered England international striker Jamie Vardy’s £20million release clause at Leicester about two weeks ago.
Vardy, 29, looks increasingly unlikely to join Arsenal and remain with the Premier League champions so Arsenal could turn their attention to another England team-mate Daniel Sturridge, who plays for Premier League rivals Liverpool.
The Daily Express have reasons to believe that a move for Daniel Sturridge to Arsenal next season could help him repeat his goal-scoring heroics, as do the bookmakers, with Sky Bet putting in Arsenal as the 4-1 favourites to sign the former Chelsea frontman should he leave the Liverpool. It is however believed that the bookmakers expect Sturridge to remain at Anfield next season, with odds of 1/3.
According to The Week, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has given up on signing Jamie Vardy and the Emirate club are instead looking to make a move for the Liverpool striker. French champions Paris Saint-German are among potential suitors for the England international.
PSG earlier this week announced that Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani has signed a new deal. Meaning, they’re no longer needing a new top goal-scorer,which leaves the door open for Arsenal to sign Sturridge.
According to The Guardian, the Reds are unlikely to sell Sturridge for anything under £50m. The last time Arsenal tried buying from Arsenal, they bid £40m and £1 for Luis Suarez in 2013, and deal hit the rock.