Reds receive Carroll bid
Newcastle are believed to have made a bid to bring Andy Carroll back to the North-East with Liverpool reportedly ready to let him go.
Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is thought to be keen to offload the striker to raise funds for team strengthening, but Carroll is refusing to give up on his Anfield career without a fight. It's being claimed the 23-year-old would reluctantly agree to go out on loan but he is still holding out for another chance with Liverpool after joining the club from the Magpies for £35m on January deadline day in 2011. Italian giants AC Milan have been linked already with a move for the England international along with West Ham, Fulham and Aston Villa, but it is his old club who have shown their hand first. United manager Alan Pardew is prepared to take Carroll on a season-long loan, with the option of buying him back after 12 months. The big Gateshead-born hitman finished last season strongly for the Reds, and again impressed for his country during Euro 2012 as he got his name on the scoresheet in a 3-2 win over Sweden. However, Rodgers is not sure he will fit in with his style of play, after replacing Kenny Dalglish as manager this summer, and has just added fellow forward Fabio Borini to the Liverpool squad to increase the speculation over Carroll's future on Merseyside. The ex-Magpies favourite has scored 11 times for Liverpool in 56 appearances, although only six of those goals have come in the Premier League.