Carroll wants Europe
England striker Andy Carroll will only leave Liverpool for a club which can provide him with European football.
The 23-year-old is keen to stay at Liverpool and prove himself to new manager Brendan Rodgers but is coming to terms with the fact he might not be required at Anfield.
However, with former club Newcastle and West Ham among the clubs to have been linked with him since Rodgers indicated he could be surplus to requirements, Press Association Sport understands the £35million man is not prepared to move on anyone's terms but his own.
Carroll wants to stay and prove himself on Merseyside but if he has to go it will only be to a club which can offer him the lure of European action.
Newcastle, of course, can do just that following their fifth-placed Barclays Premier League finish last season but the Hammers, who have reportedly made a club record bid, cannot.