Aston Villa have made a €5m [£4.2m] bid for Trabzonspor striker Daniel Sturridge according to Asistanaliz.
Per the source, Villa made the offer over the past few days and now two Russian sides have also entered the race – Lokomotiv Moscow and Spartak Moscow.
Sturridge has scored seven times and provided four assists in 13 games for Trabzonspor since joining on a free transfer over the summer.
The 30-year-old striker has however, had injury trouble and missed the 6-0 win over Kasimpasa last week.
Recurring injuries have prevented Sturridge playing more often for Trabzonspor this season but he has been in impressive form when fit.
Sturridge did, however, bag a brace in the 6-2 victory over Kayserispor the previous week.
The former England international does have another 18-months remaining on his current contract and is currently paid €1.5m per-season.
Trabzonspor are currently in the title race, six points behind league leaders Sivasspor but they do have a game in hand.