Newcastle have joined the race to sign Daniel Sturridge and are looking to give the striker a platform to revive his career.

The England international is anxious to leave Anfield before Wednesday's deadline and has been the subject of interest from Sevilla and Inter Milan.

Sevilla had an offer to pay all of Sturridge's £130,000 per week wages until the end of the season rejected, while Inter Milan had been prepared to pay a £2million loan fee to take him to Serie A but are now pursuing Javier Pastore of Paris Saint-Germain.

Newcastle, however, have now emerged as the leading candidates to take Sturridge away from Anfield, with Rafa Benitez desperate to bring in a goalscorer to boost his side's hopes of staying in the Premier League.

Benitez has seen goals hard to come by, with their current total of 22 in 24 games one of the lowest in the Premier League.