Deal Close: Liverpool reach agreement for £120,000-a-week striker

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is closing in on a move to Italy in the January transfer window after agreeing to join Inter Milan, according to reports.

The injury-prone forward has not made a Premier League appearance since the end of November and only has three goals in all competitions this season, but remains eager for first-team action in a World Cup year.

And he is prepared to move to Italy to get it, with Gianluca Di Marzio reporting that Sturridge has agreed to join Inter.

The only remaining stumbling block is whether the Italian side bring Sturridge in on loan or seek a permanent deal, with Liverpool asking for a fee somewhere between £17.5m and £26m.

Inter also have a few reservations about Sturridge’s injury history, though are conscious that they will need to move quickly to wrap up a deal.

The Nerazzurri are not the only Italian club interested in Sturridge, with Roma putting him top of their wish list to replace Edin Dzeko should the Bosnian move to Chelsea.

Sturridge has fallen down the pecking order at Liverpool during Jurgen Klopp’s tenure in charge of the club, with even summer arrival Dominic Solanke now ahead of him.

The 28-year-old has been sidelined through injury since the start of December, and has played just 514 minutes of football this season.

Sturridge was prolific in the 2013-14 Premier League campaign alongside then strike partner Luis Suarez, scoring 21 goals, though he has not hit double figures in any season since then and only scored three league goals last year.