Spurs lost ground in the Premier League title race last weekend.
Sturridge's performances since his return from injury have probably not lived up to expectations.
Ibrox side Rangers will take on Old Firm rivals Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi-finals this month.
At the start of the season, many pundits predicted that Tottenham Hotspur's star striker may struggle to replicate his form from the previous campaign.
Leeds United lost against Rotherham United in the Championship at the weekend.
Aston Villa have been said to be interested in Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy.
Clarke, who wasn't impressed by either side in last month's Tyne-Wear derby, is tipping Norwich City to survive this season.
Interest in Rose from City was reported back in May, and it seems they're still keen on him.
Guido Burgstaller has scored 11 goals for Nurnberg this season, and Southampton have been impressed by his performances.
Dimitri Payet’s goal for West Ham United against Crystal Palace at the weekend impressed Richard Keys.