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Sturridge To Wear No 9 ... But Not For Us!
Published : 06 Jul 2011 17:41:41
Toon Target Daniel Sturridge could be heading to Bolton. Bolton manager Owen Coyle hopes his friendship with new Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas will help him strike a deal to take Daniel Sturridge back to the Reebok ... despite Alan Pardew's offers to sign him for Newcastle. Coyle became friends with Villas-Boas after the pair took their Pro Licence coaching course together and he is ready to ask the Portuguese if he will loan out Sturridge next season. The England Under-21 striker impressed during a loan spell at the Reebok Stadium last season, scoring eight goals in 12 Premier League appearances. Owen Coyle: "We have had dialogue. "But when you come into a club, you have got to look at the whole picture and not make pre-judgements. I have told him to settle in and have a look and then we will have a chat. "He [Villas-Boas] is a terrific lad, I got on very well with him. "We did our Pro Licence together for the best part of two years. We all took to him, he is a likeable guy and very humble. "Daniel did very well for us last season. We'll have to wait and see whether anything happens."