Daniel Sturridge: Liverpool end loan move for Chelsea forward

Liverpool's pursuit of Daniel Sturridge ended after the Chelsea forward made it clear he was only interested in a permanent move.

Negotiations between the clubs had begun late on Thursday night, just hours after Liverpool allowed Andy Carroll to join West Ham on loan.

Chelsea were open to allowing the 22-year-old to leave on loan, but the player himself wanted a permanent move.

Liverpool's Charlie Adam has joined Stoke for £5m on Friday.

Rodgers admits Sturridge interest

Meanwhile, midfielder Jay Spearing has left Anfield to join Bolton on a six-month loan deal, having undergone a medical at the Reebok Stadium.

Sturridge remained with the Chelsea squad in Monaco for Friday evening's European Super Cup against Atletico Madrid.