England attacker may now have to sign for the Hammers instead.
Newcastle United have no intention whatsoever of meeting Liverpool’s £15 million asking price for front man Andy Carroll this summer, according to reports in the Sunday Express.
The giant England international has just completed a season-long spell with West Ham United, during which time the 24-year-old proved himself to be a firm favourite with the Hammers fans, scoring an impressive seven goals in 23 Premier League outings, form in front of goal that effectively kept the East End club in the top flight.
However, despite West Ham and the player’s parent club Liverpool having already agreed a £15.5m fee for Carroll to move to the capital on a permanent basis as of next season, the forward himself is said to be holding out for a dream return to his boyhood club Newcastle.
That, though, now looks like not taking place, with the Geordies believed to be only prepared to offer £10m for a player that they sold to the Reds for a whopping £35m in Jan 2011.