Upton Park striker linked with St James’ Park return.
Newcastle United are keeping tabs on former striker Andy Carroll with under-fire boss Alan Pardew readying a January bid for the West Ham man according to the Daily Mirror.
The 25 year old is back in training following a summer ankle operation and had been the subject to interest from the his former club over the summer but those talks ended due to fitness concerns.
The England international is set to return to Upton Park action next month and providing he gets a clean bill of health the St James’ Park side are ready to welcome back for the marksman.
Hammers boss Sam Allardyce may well be open to such an exit, for the right price, having brought in Enner Valencia, Mauro Zarate and Diafra Sakho all having moved to the east London club over the summer.
West Ham have been scoring freely thus far this season, notching up nine goals in five Premier League fixtures, and if Newcastle United may a big bid for Carroll then it may just be accepted.
Liverpool paid £35m for Carroll back in January 2011 and sold the striker to West Ham on a permanent basis for a then club record fee of £15m and the powerful attacker has managed to grab just nine goals in 40 appearances for the club.
Pardew’s ability to sign Carroll in January depends greatly on whether he is still in charge of the Magpies when the transfer window re-opens.