Are West Ham and Newcastle set to miss out on Daniel Sturridge?

Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool celebrates scoring his sides first goal with his Liverpool team mates during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Huddersfield Town at Anfield on...

West Ham United and Newcastle United have been linked with Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge in the January transfer window.

Besiktas' s Daniel Opare (R) vies for the ball with Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge (L) during the UEFA Europa League first leg football match between Liverpool and Besiktas at Ataturk...

According to The Liverpool Echo, Liverpool want as much as £30 million as transfer fee in order to part company with Daniel Sturridge in the January transfer window.

The former Chelsea and Manchester City striker himself wants to leave Liverpool and has informed the Reds of his decision, according to the report.

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...

From the Merseyside club’s perspective, it makes sense to want £30m as transfer fee, but if they maintain this stance and refuse to lower their demands, then it could probably mean the end of West Ham United and Newcastle United’s (reported) interest in the England international.

According to ESPN, West Ham are interested in recruiting Sturridge, while The Chronicle have credited Newcastle with interest in signing the 28-year-old striker on loan.

Liverpool's English striker Daniel Sturridge (R) is challenged by Spartak Moscow's Russian goalkeeper Aleksandr Selikhov (L) during the UEFA Champions League Group E football match between...

Paying £30m for a striker who has suffered with injuries in recent weeks may not be feasible for West Ham or Newcastle.

In fact, it may not even a great idea for either club. The Hammers do have some good strikers, such as Javier Hernandez and Andy Carroll, while getting Sturridge would not guarantee Newcastle Premier League survival and at the end of the season they could end up with a striker with a huge salary in the Championship.

Perhaps Liverpool’s (reported) demand of £30m could see the Hammers and the Magpies look elsewhere for a striker.

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