Published: Tue, January 30, 2018
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge close to joining Newcastle United on loan

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge close to joining Newcastle United on loan

"We're told that Liverpool FC have received no contact from West Ham regarding Daniel Sturridge".

The Baggies' Premier League rivals Newcastle and Serie A side Inter Milan were also keen on the 28-year-old.

Sturridge has attracted interest from Inter and Sevilla, but The Times report that Newcastle are closing in on a deal.

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The 28-year-old England worldwide has struggled for regular starts this season, with Roberto Firmino firmly established as Liverpool's favoured option at centre-forward under Jurgen Klopp.

He was also wanted by Newcastle, who were prepared to pay a £1.5m loan fee and cover his £120,000 a week wage packet for the duration of the stint.

However, Rafa Benitez and the club's hierarchy were left furious when news reached them that Sturridge had made a decision to sign for Alan Pardew's West Brom, his representatives citing "geographical reasons" for his change of heart.

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The move comes with the club's pursuit of Feyenoord's Nicolai Jorgensen having hit an impasse over the two clubs' respective valuations of the player.

Liverpool are understood to have lowered the asking price for striker Daniel Sturridge in order to secure the forward a move away from Anfield.

Newcastle, meanwhile, now sit 15th in the Premier League and just a point above the relegation places.

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