Daniel Sturridge is set to quit Liverpool this summer in a bid to revive his stalled career, according to the Telegraph.
The newspaper name the striker, 27, as one of 30 Premier League players who will not play for their clubs again.
The Telegraph report that Sturridge is set to leave Anfield and that a transfer to Premier League outfit West Ham “looks likely”.
The player’s public stance in the aftermath of Liverpool’s final-day 3-0 Premier League win against Middlesbrough last Sunday was that he expected to be at the five-times Champions League winners next season.
The forward claimed “there is nothing to discuss” about his future and he is “happy” to be at Liverpool.
But Sturridge has spent the season on the fringes of the Merseysiders’ team due to Jurgen Klopp’s preference for a more energetic spearhead and a continuation of the injury troubles that have ravaged his career.
His was named in the starting XI against Boro but it was the first time he had begun a league encounter at Anfield in seven months.
Asked afterwards if he would still be at Liverpool next season, Sturridge told Sky Sports 1’s live coverage of the match: “There is nothing to discuss really. I have two years left on my deal and I am happy here.”
Sturridge has scored seven goals and supplied three assists from 27 matches in all competitions this season, although only three of those strikes have come in the league.
West Ham are expected to sign at least two new strikers this summer after their forwards collectively failed to deliver the goods this season.
There is strong speculation that the Londoners are close to agreeing a deal to sign Manchester City spearhead Kelechi Iheanacho.