Reds desperate to offload powerful striker.
Andy Carroll could be set to join AC Milan before Friday’s transfer deadline after Liverpool offered the striker to the Rossoneri.
It is understood that Reds’ officials have told the Serie A giants that Carroll is available for just £16m but Milan are only willing to pay in the region of £14m – according to Italian webiste Mediaset, which has close links to Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi.
Both clubs are hopeful that a compromise can be reached before midnight on 31 August, when the transfer window slams shut for English clubs.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers does not see the former Newcastle striker, who the club paid £35m for just 18 months ago, as part of his long-term plans at Anfield but has been thwarted in his attempts to offload the 23-year-old this summer.
The Reds accepted a loan bid from West Ham United for Carroll but the England international refused a move to Upton Park and is thought to favour a return to Newcastle. It is understood that Carroll is attracted to AC Milan, however, and would seriously considering joining the Italians if the clubs can agree a fee.
Last month, Berlusconi’s son, Pier, admitted that Carroll had admirers at the San Siro, sparking reports that the club were set to pull off the surprise transfer of the summer.
Milan are undergoing a serious regeneration this summer, after releasing several veterans including Pippo Inzaghi, Clarence Seedorf, Mark van Bommel and Gennaro Gattuso.
It is thought that Liverpool want to sell Carroll and replace him with Schalke striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, who has just 12 months remaining on his deal at the Bundesliga club.
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