Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match against Huddersfield Town.
The Reds are willing to allow Sturridge to leave in the January transfer window having fallen down the pecking order under manager Jurgen Klopp, but want a hefty fee in return.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp gestures from the touchline during the English FA Cup third round football match against Everton.
It has priced interested clubs from the lower reaches of the division out of a move, with Stoke City among them and the Liverpool Echo also reporting Southampton and West Ham United are keen.
Any deal for Sturridge is further complicated by the fact the 28-year-old currently earns £150,000-a-week at Anfield; a wage that most teams would be unable to match either.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (L) shakes hands with Daniel Sturridge (R) at the end of the UEFA Champions League Group E football match against Spartak Moscow.
With the England international's earnings so high, something has to give and if the Merseysiders are serious about the forward leaving then the price-tag they have put on his head is going to have to be reduced significantly.
This is not to mention the injury problems Sturridge has had consistently throughout his career and that he has only played 14 games in all competitions this season (five starts), scoring three goals.