West Brom bid to hijack Newcastle move for Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge

West Bromwich Albion are looking to hijack Newcastle United's move for Daniel Sturridge.

Monday, 29th January 2018, 1:41 pm
Updated Monday, 29th January 2018, 1:55 pm
Daniel Sturridge

The Liverpool striker is a target for Rafa Benitez, and the club had been hopeful of securing him on loan.

However, West Brom have emerged as rivals for the 28-year-old, who is looking to play regular football away from Anfield between now and the summer's World Cup finals.

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Newcastle's move for Sturridge is in its early stages.

United are understood to be prepared to pay a loan fee of around £1.5million and also cover his £120,000-a-week wages.

Manager Rafa Benitez is desperate to sign a striker before Wednesday night's transfer deadline.

The club last week had a £15million bid for Feyenoord's Nicolai Jurgensen turned down.

West Brom manager Alan Pardew is also looking for a striker, and Sturridge could be left with a choice to make between the two clubs.