Chelsea are ready to sell Danny Sturridge. The Daily Mail says the striker privately accepts that his time in west London is drawing to a close.

And Stamford Bridge chiefs will start the bidding for the forward at £15million in January.

Liverpool, who would give Sturridge a chance to play as a striker, remain keen but his £15m asking price is likely to be a stumbling block.

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is also interested, having worked with Sturridge at Stamford Bridge. Arsenal and Manchester City are both admirers.