Sources: Sturridge turns down Trabzonspor offer

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Former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has turned down an offer from Turkish side Trabzonspor, sources have told ESPN FC.

The Super Lig side offered the England international a two-year deal but have had trouble convincing him to move to Turkey.

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Sturridge, who was released by Liverpool at the end of last season, has never played outside of England in his career, and it has proved a sticking point for Trabzonspor.

The club is considering making an improved offer after selling Yusuf Yazici to Lille for €16.5 million.

Trabzonspor signed Crystal Palace striker Alexander Sorloth on a two-year loan deal last week but have made signing an additional striker a priority.

The Turkish club are concerned that Istanbul-based Besiktas and Galatasaray have expressed an interest in Sturridge as well.

Istanbul is a more attractive destination for a foreign player as it is a cosmopolitan city.