Magpies want to re-sign former striker.
Newcastle United will attempt to bring ex-front man Andy Carroll back to St James’ Park at the end of the season, although for a cut-price transfer fee, reports the Daily Mirror.
The giant attacker is currently spending a season-long loan at Premier League outfit West Ham United but it is expected that the England international will return to parent club Liverpool come the summer.
The Hammers do have an option written into Carroll’s loan agreement giving them first refusal on the England international, but the East End club are unlikely to be able to afford either the Reds’ asking price of £17 million, or the forward’s huge wage demands.
And that means that the 24-year-old will have to return to Anfield in May but it is also an open secret on Merseyside that Reds head coach Brendan Rodgers has no interest in integrating the player into his plans for next season.
All of which means that Newcastle could now strike some some of bargain deal with Liverpool to bring Carroll back to the North-East, with Alan Pardew hoping to sign the striker for as little as £10m, although they may need to include playmaker Hatem Ben Arfa in any such negotiations.