Liverpool striker the latest name to be linked with moneybags Monaco.
Liverpool misfit Andy Carroll is the latest big name to be linked with a summer move to moneybags Monaco, according to the Sunday Telegraph.
The England international has had a difficult time at Anfield since his £35million move from Newcastle two years ago, and is not likely to be part of Brendan Rodgers’ plans next season.
Carroll has spent the 2012/13 season out on loan with West Ham, and the Hammers have made it clear that they are keen to keep the 24-year-old on a permanent basis beyond this season.
Carroll’s former club Newcastle are also fighting for his signature, but Monaco may be able to offer Liverpool the kind of money they are asking for, as they seek to make back a decent chunk of the fee they paid for him in 2011.
The Reds are supposedly asking for around £17million, and West Ham are keen to bring that price down to £12million, but Monaco are set for a big summer of spending backed by their wealthy Russian owner, as they look to challenge PSG for the Ligue 1 title next year.
Claudio Ranieri’s side have been linked with other big names such as Carlos Tevez and Radamel Falcao, but may find it easier to lure a player like Carroll to the French league.