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Rumour: Former Liverpool man heading back to Newcastle

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Both Andy Carroll and Newcastle United are receptive to the idea of teaming up again.

Sources close to the club and the player have told Sky Sports, that the deal is likely to happen.

According to some its a done deal.

The one-time British transfer record is a free agent. So the deal does not have to be completed by the 5 pm deadline.

He was released by West Ham United, after a torrid time in London. In a spell which plagued the forward with injuries.

He joined the Hammers back in 2013. However, in that spell, he has only managed 84 league appearances and 33 goals.

Carroll came through the ranks at Newcastle and made his professional debut for the first team at 17 years of age. He made 80 appearances for the Magpies and scored 30 goals.

In 2010, he made the then British transfer fee record move to Liverpool for 40 million Euros.

Now at the age of 30, he finds himself without a club. But Steve Bruces new-look Newcastle United may be about to throw him a lifeline.

It is understood that Carroll is willing to lower his wage demands, in order to help secure any possible deal.

Newcastle, Steve Bruce, and owner Mike Ashley have been busy this summer. They have already made five signings so far this transfer window.

Emil Krafth, Joelinton, Jetro Willems, Allan Saint-Maximin and Kyle Scott.

Carroll would be the sixth. Having paid out almost 70 million Euros this window alone, a free transfer of Carroll’s potential calibre would be very welcome.

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 05: Andy Carroll of Newcastle United celebrates his goal during the Coca Cola Championship game between Newcastle United and Cardiff City at St James’ Park on February 5, 2010 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)