Liverpool to Make Fulham Player Swap Offer

Anfield side hope to tempt Craven Cottage into sale.

Liverpool will look to step up their efforts to land Fulham attacker Clint Dempsey by offering Andy Carroll in a swap deal that they hope will tempt Craven Cottage boss Martin Jol into selling their prized asset.

The 29 year American international has not taken part in Fulham’s pre-season training camp amid speculation that the 29 year old is pressing his West London club to allow him to leave this summer. Liverpool are known to be interested in the Texan but thus far have not succeeded in snapping up the adaptable attacker.

Now Brendan Rodgers is ready to offer England international Andy Carroll in a swap offer for Dempsey having made it perfectly clear that the former Newcastle United is not part of his first team plans having agreed a deal to send the £35m to West Ham on a season long loan deal, only to see the Liverpool striker turn down the move.

A permanent move to Fulham may appeal to Carroll as a chance to reignite a career that has stuttered at Anfield even though he is hoping to secure a return to Newcastle United so that he can enjoy European football this coming season.

Andy Carroll was absent from Liverpool’s opening squad for the Merseyside club’s Europa League qualifying encounter against Gomel furthering suggestions that the big forward does not have much of a future under new boss Rodgers.

Martin Jol could well do with further attacking options but may be loathed to lose Dempsey, who netted 23 goals in all competitions last term. However the Fulham man has just a year to run on his current deal and the Craven Cottage boss may feel it more preferable to gain a player out of his departure this summer over the possibility of losing the United States international for nothing in a year’s time.

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