A £15m fee agreed by West Ham will not be hijacked by the Magpies.
Liverpool striker Andy Carroll will not be re-signed by Newcastle and they have no intention of hijacking West Ham’s £15million deal for the forward, according to Sky Sports.
After it was reported on Tuesday that Brendan Rodgers had accepted the bid from the Hammers it was thought that the Magpies would try and swoop in to bring back their ex-star.
Carroll enjoyed four-and-a-half years on Tyneside, scoring 34 goals for the club including 11 in 18 Premier League matches at the start of 2010/11 season, before the Reds paid a record £35million for the Englishman.
Yet the 24-year-old never settled at Anfield, netting just 11 times for Liverpool in two seasons and this year he was loaned out to West Ham.
However, Carroll re-found his form at Upton Park and without the pressure of a colossal price tag weighing on his shoulders the forward scored seven times and provided four assists for the Irons.
These performances helped West Ham ease to Premier League safety during their return to the top flight and manager Sam Allardyce now looks ready to invest in the striker.
Despite enjoying his time in East London it is widely believed that Carroll – who was born in Gateshead – would rather make his preferred move back to his boyhood club.
Newcastle though have denied they have any interest in bringing back the man they sold two-and-a-half years ago and it looks as if the England international’s dream of a return to St James’ Park will remain as just that.