If Sturridge wants Inter move should Newcastle and West Ham look elsewhere?

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Former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is interested in taking Daniel Sturridge to Newcastle United but the Englishman's wages are an issue for the Magpies.

The Liverpool striker has really struggled to get playing time this season, with the likes of Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino being played ahead of him for obvious reasons.

Sturridge has become a fan favourite since moving to Anfield in 2013, forming an outstanding partnership alongside Luis Suárez and almost guiding Liverpool to a Premier League title.

The 28-year-old has widely been linked with a move away from Anfield this January, and does not appear to be in Klopp's long term plans at Liverpool.

With just 14 appearances in all competitions this season, including nine league appearances, the England global is seeking a move away to keep him in the running for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation.

As we reported yesterday, Liverpool are open to sending Sturridge out on loan and Newcastle United are one of the Premier League clubs keen on signing him given his expert finishing.

Southampton, Newcastle and West Ham are also reportedly interested in adding Sturridge to their strike forces.

The Argentine has scored 18 goals in 20 league appearances, but cover in that central forward position is in short supply, with fellow strikers Eder Martins, Yann Karamoh and Andrea Pinamonti only having a solitary goal to their collective name.