Newcastle waiting on Liverpool for Carroll decision

Newcastle United have refused to increase their offer for their former striker Andy Carroll, insisting Liverpool must now decide if they want to cash in on the England international or keep hold of a player who wants to leave the club, the Daily Telegraph has reported.

The newspaper adds that Carroll is desperate to return to the club he left in January 2011, and that the feeling at Newcastle is very much mutual. Newcastle’s owner, Mike Ashley, is nonetheless insistent that Liverpool must acknowledge they paid too much for Carroll more than 18 months ago, and that the £12m on offer from Newcastle is much closer to the player’s true worth.

Newcastle would still prefer to sign Carroll on loan for a year with a view to a permanent move but if Liverpool are willing to accept the £12m bid then Newcastle will consent to signing the player on a full-time basis now.

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