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Bolton are already in talks with Chelsea about the possibility of taking striker Daniel Sturridge on loan for next season, according to the Daily Mirror.

The 21-year-old has impressed with two goals in his first two games at the Reebok, form that has forced Wanderers boss Owen Coyle into talks over an extension with the champions.

Coyle is now more keen on Sturridge than ever as Johan Elmander's contract expires in the summer, leaving Kevin Davies and Ivan Klasnic as the only recognised strikers at the club.

Sturridge wants to eventually return to Chelsea, but with the arrival of Fernando Torres, Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti cannot promise the youngster first-team football.

Ancelotti is expected to have the final say on the England Under-21 international, who has been used as a substitute for the most part of the season.

Bolton are currently paying the whole of Sturridge's wages, something that would carry on into next year, but this will not faze Coyle, who was looking at the striker during his time at Burnley.

Sturridge joined Chelsea from Manchester City in 2009, scoring nine times in 41 appearances.

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Sturridge wants to go back to Chelsea and partner Fernando Torres, but Bolton have told the Londoners they will happily carry on the arrangement if the young forward is left on the fringes with them.

Coyle is a big fan of Sturridge, a talent he first tried to land in his time at Burnley, and thinks he would prosper by playing first-team football on a regular basis.

Bolton are paying Sturridge's salary in full and would do so again for a year if they are given the nod. Coyle may need to replace Johan Elmander at the end of his contract and would like the young Englishman to fill that vacancy.

Sturridge was an instant hit when he came on and scored against Wolves and Coyle was true to his word by giving him a start against Tottenham when he netted again.

Chelsea will leave the final decision on Sturridge's future to the manager. Carlo Ancelotti seems to have overlooked the hit man but that could change if the Italian goes.