Liverpool put £20m price tag on Newcastle target Carroll
Liverpool will not consider a loan deal for Andy Carroll and have instead told Newcastle United it will cost £20m to bring the England striker back to his former club, the Daily Telegraph has reported.
The Telegraph adds that Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has decided to cash in on a player he does not see as fitting his vision of what the Reds will become. Under pressure to raise money before he makes any further signings Carroll will be sacrificed but only if one of his long list of suitors, which includes Newcastle, can match Liverpool’s asking price.
Newcastle have had a loan offer with a view to a permanent move rejected already but are expected to return with a new offer. Liverpool could compromise on a loan deal if Newcastle’s new bid contained a promise of a large initial fee and a large payment next summer but otherwise a loan is unlikely.
If Newcastle’s second loan offer is rejected Alan Pardew could return with the offer of a permanent transfer for between £10m and £15m. For his part, it is thought Carroll would welcome a return to the Magpies.
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