Liverpool striker Andy Carroll has reportedly insisted he will only listen to offers from clubs who have guaranteed European football next season, according to the Independent.
Newcastle United made a loan bid for Carroll, whom they sold to Liverpool in January 2011 for a fee of around £35m, which many agree the striker has not justified after disappointing performances at the beginning of his Liverpool career.
The bid from Newcastle was swiftly rejected with Rodgers saying: There is talk of him going on loan, but there is absolutely no way I would be looking to loan a player like that, especially after the investment the club have paid.”
Reports suggest Carroll is eager to prove himself at Liverpool, however, if an offer was tobe made he will only consider it if the team bidding has qualified for European football, something Newcastle did last season with their fifth place finish.
West Ham reportedly bid £20m for the player, but Carroll is reportedly not taking the Hammers’ interest seriously and as a result finds himself in limbo as the season approaches.
Rodgers confirmed the striker could move on just over a year and a half after signing for Liverpool under Kenny Dalglish, with the Irishman stating : “His condition will be the same as every player. If an offer comes in for any player at the club we would either look at it, or dismiss it, and Andy’s no different to that.”