Daniel Sturridge’s representatives have began transfer talks with Turkish Super Lig club, Trabzonspor over a move for the former Liverpool striker, according to ESPN FC.
Sturridge haven been offered a two-year contract with the option of an extension and are prepared to include an attractive signing-on fee. Talks are ongoing but, sources said, Trabzonspor have made significant progress in negotiations.
Although he’s not in Turkey, talks are being carried out through Turkish-based agents given a mandate to operate on his behalf.
The Turkish club have had a busy summer, signing several players including former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel, but signing a striker is a priority, and they have also been in talks with Emmanuel Adebayor, whose last club was Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir.
Sturridge is a free agent after leaving Liverpool at the end of the 2018-19 season following their triumph in the Champions League final.
The 29-year-old has also been linked with Fenerbahce, although the club have denied that he is a target.
Sturridge, who has won 26 senior caps for England, was earlier this month handed a six-week ban by the English FA for breaching betting regulations, four weeks of which were suspended.
Trabzonspor finished last season in fourth place and will complete in the Europa League next season. They are operating under some economic constraints due to pressure from UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules.