Inter Milan have offered a significant but undisclosed loan fee for Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge.
The 28-year-old England striker has made only five starts for Jurgen Klopp’s side this season and the Reds will now consider the offer.
The Italian giants would pay his wages and discussions have also opened up about a potential permanent transfer at the end of this season.
Spanish side Sevilla have been linked with a move but have not made an offer.
It means Sturridge’s immediate future lies at either Liverpool or Inter and the player has yet to make a decision with the Anfield club happy for him to stay.
He would be expected to get game time because the Reds are involved in the pursuit of a top-four place in the Premier League, the Champions League – where they face Porto in the last 16 – and the FA Cup, with a home fourth-round tie against West Brom on Saturday.
Another Serie A side, Roma, have also been linked with a move for Sturridge should their striker Edin Dzeko move to Chelsea, but Inter are the only club to show their intent by putting forward a firm proposal.
Meanwhile, Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta says the Serie A champions “want to try and bring” Liverpool midfielder Emre Can to the club.
Germany international Can’s contract expires at the end of the season and the 24-year-old said last week that negotiations are ongoing.
“The interest is clear. We want to try and bring him to us, but we cannot do it because he currently has a contract with Liverpool,” Marotta told Italian broadcaster Premium Sport.
“He could renew it and, moreover, there are other teams interested in him.”
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