Carlo rules out Sturridge exit
Carlo Ancelotti insists that Daniel Sturridge will not be leaving the club permanently this summer.
Last Updated: 25/02/11 9:18am
Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti insists that Daniel Sturridge will not be leaving the club permanently this summer.
The former Manchester City man is currently on loan with Bolton in a bid to accrue more first-team experience.
Although Sturridge is down the Stamford Bridge pecking order, Ancelotti believes he has a big future with the West Londoners.
Sturridge has made a positive impact during his time with Bolton with three consecutive Premier League goals and Ancelotti is delighted with his form.
"Every one of us is happy because Sturridge is our player and he is doing very well," he said.
"I hope he can score more and then in the summer he will come back.
"It was the right time to go and play on loan because he didn't have a lot of space here and he needed to play.
"He found a very good club who are playing good football. Sturridge can show his quality. I hope that he can continue."
Bolton boss Owen Coyle has naturally been delighted with Sturridge's impact and he accepts that Chelsea want to keep him.
"If Carlo and Chelsea feel his future is there then that doesn't surprise me because as I've said before he is a terrific player," said Coyle.
"He's not surprised me. That's why I brought him to the football club. I would say it's been all about giving these lads a platform to go and show their quality, and Daniel is now showing that.
"I've always had that belief in him, and that's why I did everything in my power to bring him to the club.
"There's no shame in not being in the Chelsea starting line-up with Torres, Anelka, Drogba, Malouda and Kalou - these are fantastic, top-class players in world football, not just in league football."