Newcastle have rejected a £30million bid from Liverpool for Andy Carroll, as the Merseyside outfit prepare to lose Fernando Torres.
Liverpool, who have completed the signing of Luis Suarez from Ajax, put in the bid this morning, after starting to lose faith in their ability to keep hold of the Spanish world cup winner.
Liverpool are not the first club to bid for Carroll, after Harry Redknapp’s Tottenham had a £23million offer rejected earlier in the week.
Whilst Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has initially rejected the bid, his business brain may soon kick in and he may see that amount of money for a player with only one international cap and 11 Premier League goals as just too good to turn down.
Ashley has already promised new Newcastle manager Alan Pardew that his star striker will not be sold, but could this latest bid be enough to change his mind?
With the striker just approaching fitness again after injury, Pardew won’t want to lose him, especially with no time to find a replacement.
We’ll find out more at Alan Pardew’s press conference later this afternoon.