Sturridge, who has made 26 appearances for England, was suspended from soccer for four months in 2020 for breaching betting rules after he was found to have passed on inside information over a potential transfer in January 2018.
Needless to say he'll be keeping his cards close to his chest on his potential destinations this time around.
SOCCER: Trinity Rodman, daughter of basketball Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman, has been provided a famous mentor at Washington Spirit.
Briana Scurry, World Cup winner and two-time Olympic gold medalist, will be on hand to help the 18-year-old first-round draft pick settle into her new surroundings. (Washington Post)
SOCCER: Orlando City would receive $20million for 80% of Daryl Dike's rights should English Championship side Barnsley agree to buy him when his short-term loan deal expires. (Orlando Sentinel)
SOCCER: Tomas Martínez has returned to Argentine Primera Division side Defensa y Justicia. Houston Dynamo elected not to renew his contract after the 2020 campaign. (TNT Sports)
SPORTS: CBS Sports has re-signed play-by-player Ian Eagle to a longterm contract. (New York Post)
FOOTBALL: Tom Brady says he is "definitely considering" playing past 45. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback is 43 going into Sunday's Super Bowl. (Various)
FOOTBALL: Cleveland Browns' playoff season proved a relief for longtime season ticket holder Jeff Panovich. Panovich said at the start of 2014 he would let his hair grow until the Browns had a winning season.
His long wait was finally ended with an 11-5-0 campaign, allowing the Bucyrus native to get his flowing locks shorn off at the weekend. (Port Clinton News Herald)
BASEBALL: Mickey Callaway, the former New York Mets manager and current pitching coach for the Los Angeles Angels, has been accused of sexual misconduct by five women. (The Athletic)