Sheffield United are considering a move for free agent Daniel Sturridge, according to reports.
The former Liverpool striker has not played since mutually agreeing to terminate his Trabzonspor contract as he was handed a four-month ban from football for breaking betting rules in March.
Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder is looking to sign a striker, but has seen moves stall for Liverpool and Arsenal starlets Rhian Brewster and Folarin Balogun, respectively.
The Mail claim Wilder is weighing up a move for Sturridge, who has scored 105 in 306 appearances in spells with Man City, Chelsea, Bolton, Liverpool and West Brom.
With his worldwide football ban over, the 31-year-old is keeping fit by training with non-league club Kidsgrove Athletic.
Last month, Sturridge admitted a return to the Premier League would be his first choice.
He said: “We have options around the world but I’m an English player and I’ve always loved playing in the Premier League.
“I believe I’ve got a lot to give to the Premier League and I would say that’s my first choice.
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“I do feel I have unfinished business so I would like to go back and play there.
“I’m open to playing in other leagues, it’s not just the Premier League I’m going to consider, but to come back to England and give my best would be a huge option for me.
“I’m very excited, I’m hungrier than ever and I’m totally focused on the next chapter.”