Newcastle United are said to be plotting an audacious £30m bid for Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge.
The 26-year-old is believed to be considering his future at Anfield after criticism over his injury record.
According to the Newcastle Chronicle, the Magpies would be willing to take a gamble on the England international, but any move would depend on them staying in the Premier League.
Newcastle were the biggest spenders in the January transfer window as Steve McClaren aimed to ensure survival – £29m was splashed out on Jonjo Shelvey, Andros Townsend and Henri Saivet.
The St James’ Park club also reportedly had a £24m bid rejected for West Bromwich Albion star Saido Berahino – showing their commitment and ambition to sign a marquee striker.
But Berahino favours a move to Tottenham Hotspur and reports have emerged suggesting that Spurs have agreed a deal whereby they have first refusal on the 22-year-old on the summer.
Newcastle are seemingly ready to switch their attention to Sturridge, whose goalscoring record of 63 goals in 94 Premier League starts could make him a target for bigger clubs if he became available.
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