Reds reject first Carroll bid
Liverpool have turned down a move by Newcastle to re-sign Andy Carroll on loan as they are looking for a permanent deal.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is looking to offload the former Magpies striker and it would now appear he is only interested in a permanent deal and not a loan move after turning down Newcastle's approach. West Ham, Aston Villa and AC Milan are also interested in the striker but like Newcastle will be told they have to pay hard cash if they are to have any chance of doing a deal. Rodgers has been linked with a move for Arsenal's Theo Walcott and if he is given any encouragement on that front he may try to rush a move for Carroll through so there may yet be room for maneuver. Alan Pardew is looking to sign a new striker and was ready to turn to Carroll after losing interest in FC Twente striker Luuk De Jong but he was only willing to take him on loan. Carroll could be available for as little as £15million but Pardew will not go that high even though he sold the striker to the Reds for a bumper £35million 18 months ago.