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Boss backs Daniel Sturridge to become ‘great player’ for Blues
Daniel Sturridge has been assured by boss Roberto Di Matteo that he is not set for the Chelsea exit door.
With the 22-year-old and record signing Fernando Torres already in the ranks, the Blues have splashed out on three more attacking players this summer with the signings of Oscar, Marko Marin and Eden Hazard.
And the Stamford Bridge outfit may still not be finished with Porto hitman Hulk, Bayer Leverkusen’s Andre Schurrle and Wigan’s Victor Moses all earmarked as targets.
Sturridge has this week demanded more first team football and has also called for a role as a main striker
His manager has allayed any fears that the Englishman could be forced out after he was linked with moves to Tottenham and Liverpool.
“I see him as part of my plans, absolutely,” Di Matteo told TalkSport.
“He’s part of the squad and the team, and still has a lot to give.
“He still has a lot to learn as well, but we’re hopeful he can develop even more and become a fantastic and great player for us.”