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30th Jan, 2017 | 4:11pm

Odds slashed: West Ham installed favourites to sign Liverpool 27-year-old

By Harvey Byrne

West Ham have seen their odds slashed for Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge before Tuesday’s transfer deadline in the latest bookmakers’ odds.

Betting company Sky Bet had installed the Hammers at 6/1 and joint favourites with Southampton before the window started on 25 December.

However, with the winter market set to end in just over 24 hours on Tuesday at 11.00pm Betfair have the east London side as clear favourites to sign the 27-year-old at 3/1.

Slaven Bilic’s men lead Tottenham and Inter Milan (12/1), while Arsenal (16/1) also sit behind.

West Ham have reportedly been interested in signing a new striker in January with a failed attempt for former forward Jermain Defoe, while the saga for Brentford frontman Scott Hogan will seemingly continue until the window’s end.

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Meanwhile, the Mirror reported on Saturday evening that the Hammers had made enquiries for Sturridge with Liverpool set to sell in the summer.

It is however assumed that Bilic may be more interested in securing a deal for the player this window.

Additionally, the once well thought of Liverpool man may grow disgruntled by his lack of time on the pitch which has brought just six goals from his 20 appearances for the club in all competitions this season.

Football Insider verdict:

West Ham and Sturridge are seemingly a match made in heaven at this current moment in time. The Hammers are desperate for a new goal scorer in their ranks, while the Englishman needs a move to a new destination to try and recapture that form which once made him the most dangerous forwards in the Premier League. He would be a magnificent capture for the east London club, but it is now a question of whether Liverpool would be willing to sell a player who is still around the first team without a replacement as they plan a title charge in the second half of the campaign.

In other West Ham transfer news, a London side has made an enquiry for this Hammers striker target.

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