Southampton could be about to make double-swoop which would be perfect for Newcastle United

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Burnley at Old Trafford on December 26, 2017 in Manchester, England.

Newcastle United have been linked with both Theo Walcott and Daniel Sturridge in recent times.

Theo Walcott of Arsenal during the Carabao Cup fourth round match between Arsenal and Norwich City at Emirates Stadium on October 24, 2017 in London, England.

According to the Daily Mail, Southampton are lining up a double-swoop for both Theo Walcott and Daniel Sturridge in the January transfer window, and that move would be ideal for Newcastle United, too.

Southampton want Arsenal’s Walcott and Liverpool’s Sturridge, as they look to re-invest the money they have raised for Virgil van Dijk.

The pair are both believed to be available, as Sturridge and Walcott have both failed to break into their side’s respective starting line-ups this season.

Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool celebrates scoring his sides third goal during the UEFA Champions League group E match between Liverpool FC and NK Maribor at Anfield on November 1, 2017 in...

With Newcastle needing to strengthen their attack, a move for Sturridge and Walcott could be perfect for Rafael Benitez’s side.

However, the stumbling block for Newcastle is their lack of funds.

Newcastle are still waiting to find out if Amanda Staveley will be able to agree a deal with Mike Ashley to buy the club.

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Burnley at Old Trafford on December 26, 2017 in Manchester, England.

Staveley is expected to provide funds to Benitez, if she does take over, and a double move for both Sturridge and Walcott would be a serious statement of intent.

Newcastle have struggled for goals this term, but with Sturridge and Walcott in their squad they would look a much greater threat, and if Benitez was allowed to complete the double-deal it would surely be enough to keep the Tynesiders in the Premier League for another year.

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