London: Manchester City is plotting an amazing bid to bring former striker Daniel Sturridge back to the club from Chelsea after enquiring about his current contract situation.
According to the Daily Mail, City has asked to be kept updated on developments regarding Sturridge`s future, as the England international only left the Etihad Stadium in July 2009 after agreeing to join Chelsea following a contract dispute.
The forward is keen to start negotiations over a new Chelsea deal, though the club are yet to call him in for formal discussions due to the fact he still has two years left on his existing contract. Sturridge is understood to be growing increasingly restless at Andre Villas-Boas’ decision to use him in a wide role, rather than his preferred central striker position.
Chelsea will offer Sturridge a new contract, which will include a significant pay-rise from his current 65,000 pounds-per-week package.
But City’s decision to take a watching brief on how the situation regarding Sturridge`s contract develops is an interesting development. Roberto Mancini is a huge admirer of Sturridge and admitted this week that he found it ‘strange’ that City, who were managed by Mark Hughes at the time let him leave.