West Brom look to hijack Newcastle's move for Daniel Sturridge

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Liverpool have slashed their asking price for striker Daniel Sturridge as the transfer deadline creeps ever closer.

Sturridge has linked up with Alan Pardew's men on a loan deal running until the end of the season and can feature for the Baggies in their remaining 14 Premier League games, as well as the FA Cup.

Inter had struck a similar deal with Liverpool, only for Sturridge to stall on the switch as he hoped Sevilla would follow up their enquiry for him with a solid offer.

Manager Rafael Benitez is desperate to add firepower to his side for what remains of the Premier League season with Newcastle sitting just a point above the relegation zone.

Pards moved to complete the unexpected coup as West Brom hurriedly set up Sturridge's medical - while his former club Newcastle failed to get out of the starting blocks.

Newcastle submitted two offers for the Denmark global but Feyenoord are refusing to lower their £20m asking price.

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

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

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

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