Manchester City will demand £7 million as a transfer fee from Chelsea for striker Daniel Sturridge when a tribunal attempts to determine a reasonable fee for the player on January 14, according to a report from The Daily Telegraph.
Sturridge left City in the summer after rejecting their offer of a new contract. Despite the fact that he allowed his deal to wind down, City are entitled to a fee for the 20-year-old as he began his career with the club as a 14-year-old.
Former City boss Mark Hughes was keen to hang on to the striker, who had been voted the Eastlands outfit’s young player of the year for the 2008/09 season.
The Citizens were understood to want a £10m fee but have decided to settle on £7m as being more reasonable.
Chelsea are reportedly prepared to offer half of that amount, pointing to the fact that Sturridge made only 26 senior appearances for City last season.
Nicolas Anelka se nije oporavio od ozljede tetiva koljena tako da je Daniel Sturridge igrao u napadu.
20-godisnjak je bio usamljeni napadac u taktici u obliku Bozicnog drveta(jelke), sa podrskom Joe Cole i Florent Malouda.
Yury Zhirkov je igrao u veznom redu. Nemanja Matic, Gael Kakuta i Fabio Borini su bili na klupi.
Watford je napravio jednu promjenu s napadacem Heidar Helguson nakon sto se vratio sa posudbe iz QPR. Bivsi Plavac, Jon Harley je bio na klupi.
Sudac je bio Keith Friend.
Chelsea (4-3-2-1): Hilario; Ivanovic, Alex, Terry (c), A Cole (Kakuta 73); Lampard, Belletti (Matic 64), Zhirkov; J Cole, Malouda; Sturridge (Borini 69).
Unused subs Turnbull, Carvalho, Ballack, Ferreira.
Watford (4-4-2): Loach; Hodson, Mariappa, Demerit (c), Doyley; Cleverley, Eustace, Severin (Jenkins h-t), Lansbury; Cowie (Harley 79), Graham (Henderson 79).
Unused subs Lee, Bennett, Hoskins, Kiernan.