Daniel Sturridge: Liverpool end loan move for Chelsea forward

Daniel Sturridge

Liverpool's pursuit of Daniel Sturridge ended after the Chelsea forward made it clear he was only interested in a permanent move.

Negotiations between the clubs had begun late on Thursday night, just hours after Liverpool allowed on loan.

Chelsea were open to allowing the 22-year-old to leave on loan, but the player himself wanted a permanent move.

Liverpool's Charlie Adam has joined Stoke for £5m on Friday.

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Rodgers still keen on Sturridge

Meanwhile, midfielder Jay Spearing has left Anfield to join Bolton on a six-month loan deal, having undergone a medical at the Reebok Stadium.

Sturridge remained with the Chelsea squad in Monaco for Friday evening's European Super Cup against Atletico Madrid.

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