Liverpool facing huge loss in Carroll sale to Newcastle

Newcastle United are interested in taking Andy Carroll back to Tyneside – but only for a transfer fee that would result in a massive loss on the player for Liverpool, the Daily Mirror has reported.

Liverpool paid the Magpies £35m for Carroll in January 2011, the move completed under Brendan Rodgers’ predecessor Kenny Dalglish. But Carroll did not settle at Anfield and found himself surplus to requirements under Rodgers, appointed last summer, with a loan move to West Ham at the start of the season the outcome.

West Ham are unlikely to have the finances to keep Carroll on a long-term basis, however, and with Rodgers saying recently that he does not feel Liverpool would have benefitted this season from having Carroll’s services, his days on Merseyside appear to be coming to a close.

Carroll’s return to Newcastle would suit Alan Pardew, the newspaper adds, as after losing Demba Ba to Chelsea in January, the manager is in the market for a powerful centre-forward. But Newcastle are only willing to pay £10m for the England international, representing a potential £25m loss for the Reds.

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