Andy Carroll targets summer retoon to Newcastle

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Part time England international Andy Carroll is said to be eyeing a way out of West Ham this summer and is apparently keen on a return to former club Newcastle United, according to The Sun.

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The 26-year-old’s injury problems have been rife during his time at Upton Park, and following Sam Allardyce’s exit at the weekend he no longer has the protection of the manager.

Carroll left Newcastle for Liverpool four years ago, and is said to have put the feelers out about a possible return to his boyhood stomping ground.

Carroll is also thought to be willing to accept a pay cut to return to the Magpies, who are said to be in the market for a new striker.

Newcastle hope that bringing back a local hero would go someway to repairing the relationship with the fans, who carried out a number of protests throughout the season.

However, any signings will likely wait until they have resolved the suture of manager John Carver.

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