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Daniel Sturridge is coveted property this window, with West Brom now entering the race to sign the English international.
Newcastle United had previously expressed an interest, but the Baggies have emerged as late contenders for his signature.
The Times are reporting that the Liverpool striker is keen to stay in England in a bid for a place in this year’s World Cup.
Rafa Benitez has identified Sturridge as a prime target given his side’s urgent need for goals, having netted just 22 times in 24 games in the league.
Sturridge looks set to leave Anfield by the end of the window as he was left out of Liverpool’s farcical 3-2 defeat to West Brom on Saturday.
Both sides need a proven goal scorer, but Newcastle’s plight is perhaps the more pressing, given Alan Pardew has reinvigorated Jay Rodriguez, who scored twice against Liverpool.
There will a loan fee involved, most likely, but this is a small price to pay for a striker who could mean the difference between Premier League survival and relegation.
Written by Michael Jones
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