Don Hutchison offers his thoughts on whether Everton should target Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge

Don Hutchison during training

Everton may need a new striker this summer, with Romelu Lukaku potentially leaving.

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge warms up before the match as Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp looks onLiverpool's Daniel Sturridge warms up as Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp looks on

Last week, Everton saw star striker Romelu Lukaku reject a new contract with the club, leading many to believe that he will be leaving Goodison Park at the end of the season.

The Belgian international, who is the Premier League's top goalscorer this term with 21 goals to his name, has become one of the top strikers since joining Everton from Chelsea – initially on loan – in 2013.

Now though, the Toffees may have to face up to life without their star striker, as Lukaku was snubbed Everton's latest contract offer in a bid to force a move this summer, even though he still has two years left on his contract with the club.

Should Lukaku be sold in a big-money move this summer, Everton will need to hit the transfer market in order to acquire a replacement – and there's a proven goalscorer searching for first-team football in the red half of Merseyside.

England international Daniel Sturridge has 45 Premier League goals in just 83 games to his name for Liverpool, with 21 goals in 29 appearances during the 2013-14 season almost firing the Reds to the title.

However, Sturridge has started just five Premier League games this season, and whilst injuries have again contributed to that, the fragile attacker simply doesn't feature prominently in Jurgen Klopp's plans at Anfield.

Don Hutchison during trainingDon Hutchison

Many expect Sturridge to leave Anfield this summer, and with a potential opening for a striker at Everton, one fan has asked pundit and former Toffees ace Don Hutchison whether a move to Goodison Park could be on the cards.

Hutchison gave a clear response to the question on Twitter though, stating there is 'no chance' of Sturridge signing for Everton as he is rarely fit to play, with Ronald Koeman needing a reliable striker to come in should Lukaku leave.

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