Daniel Sturridge is pushing for a move to Sevilla, according to reports.
Liverpool turned down a loan bid from the Spanish club as it did not include the option of making the transfer permanent.
Inter Milan made their own loan offer yesterday and are open to buying him outright at the end of the season.
But the Mirror reports Sturridge, 28, has pleaded with the Reds’ top brass to let him join Sevilla instead.
Liverpool value the England striker at £25million but will happily loan him out with the guarantee of a permanent transfer at the end of the spell.
Anfield boss Jurgen Klopp will only allow the out-of-favour hitman to leave if he is able to use the cash for replacement in the summer.
Injuries have plagued Sturridge’s Liverpool career following his 2013 transfer from Chelsea.
Having lost his place in the team last season, he looked to be on his way out in the summer.
But Klopp insisted he never considered letting Sturridge go.
He said: “Yes, we did (have that chat) and all was good.
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“It was not a talk with him saying ‘when can I go?’ or ‘where can I go?’. Not that talk, but about what we planned for this season.”
Sturridge has scored three goals having started just five Premier League matches this season.
Game time will be playing on his mind with this summer’s World Cup around the corner.
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