Liverpool seeking clubs to take striker Andy Carroll on loan but £35 million player wants to stay at Anfield
Liverpool have started contacting clubs to explore whether they want to take £35 million striker Andy Carroll on loan for the forthcoming season.
Several clubs – including T*ttenham H*tspur – who have previously expressed interest in Carroll were contacted on Tuesday. Liverpool’s representatives are specifically looking for a season-long loan rather than, for now, selling the 23 year-old.
Spurs have decided against making a move and will concentrate on securing the permanent transfer of Emmanuel Adebayor from Manchester City. A deal is understood to be close for Adebayor, who spent last season on loan at Spurs, and could even be announced this week dependent on the pay-off he is expected to receive from City.
Newly-promoted West Ham would like to take Carroll and will make an inquiry of their own but their best chance of success may rest on the England international’s close friendship, forged at Newcastle United, with West Ham captain Kevin Nolan.
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce also shares an agent, Mark Curtis, with Carroll and that might help their cause, but the club would want the player’s wages to be subsidised by Liverpool.
It is understood Fulham are also weighing up whether to make a move and Liverpool, who are keen to sign Clint Dempsey from the Craven Cottage club, might be interested.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has already suggested that the England international needs to prove he can fit into the 4-3-3 system he prefers or be sent out on loan, especially with an £11 million bid now submitted for Roma striker Fabio Borini.