Daniel Sturridge has been suspended from football for six weeks and fined £75,000 by an independent commission for a breach of betting rules.

Free agent Sturridge, 29, would still be available for the start of the Premier League season on August 9 (assuming he finds a club) as four of the weeks are suspended until 2020, per The Times' Paul Joyce. However, the Football Association are hoping to extend his suspension:

The striker is without a club after his Liverpool contract expired at the beginning of July. Sturridge was charged with breaching the FA's rules on betting in November in relation to rules breaches committed in January 2018, per the Telegraph's Chris Bascombe.