Southampton eye move for Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge with Virgil van Dijk windfall

Daniel Sturridge is not a regular started for Liverpool (Getty)Southampton are weighing up a move for Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge during the January transfer window, according to reports.

Such a deal would be an intriguing one with Saints only in a position to consider such an option because Liverpool agreed to pay them £75million for centre-back Virgil van Dijk.

The deal for the Dutch defender was announced yesterday and will go through on 1 January.

Southampton are understood to be keen to quickly reinvest the money with a striker among their priorities.

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Virgil van Dijk with a Liverpool shirt (Picture: instagram)The Telegraph report that Sturridge is an option, with a loan deal being eyed, possibly turning into a permanent switch.

Sturridge could be open to the move with the striker in need of minutes with the World Cup taking place at the end of the season. His opportunities at Liverpool have been limited by recent fitness problems, but also the competition for places provided by Philippe Coutinho, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah.

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Luke Shaw (Getty)The report adds that Southampton are also interested in Theo Walcott and Luke Shaw, two other players who are struggling to get into their respective sides this season.

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A move for Fulham full-back Ryan Sessegnon is also being considered.

Southampton are desperate for improvements with fears growing the club could be pulled into a relegation scrap. They are currently two points above the relegation zone.

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