Daniel Sturridge has received a ban after being found guilty of breaching betting rules [BBC Sport].

The 29-year-old free agent was banned for six weeks, but will only be ineligible for two, after having four weeks suspended. He was also handed a fine of £75,000.

Reported Rangers target Sturridge will be out for a fortnight. (Photo by Jose Breton/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

He was cleared of nine out of eleven charges but found guilty of giving inside information and of instructing his brother to bet on him securing a transfer from Liverpool to Sevilla in January 2018 [BBC Sport].

Earlier this month, the Sunday Post via the Scottish Sun, reported that Sturridge was on a list of potential transfer targets for Rangers, should Alfredo Morelos leave the club this summer.

 

The forward is valued at a whopping £13.5m by Transfermarkt. However, he’s is available for free following his release by Liverpool. He is, of course, also a former teammate of Steven Gerrard’s from both England and Anfield duty.

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Sturridge and Gerrard at Liverpool training in back in 2015. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Earlier this week, though, the Daily Star reported that he was more likely to join Serie A club Bologna than to move to Ibrox.

We’re not so sure moving for him would be a good idea anyway. Reported Rangers target Sturridge has a bad history with injuries, would command big wages and hasn’t played regularly for several seasons.

For now, Alfredo Morelos is still a Ger anyway. He opened his account for the 2019/20 season in Gibraltar last week and will be hoping to add to his tally at Ibrox this evening.

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