Liverpool are keen to send Andy Carroll out on loan next season, and the Reds have contacted several clubs to explore their interest in taking the England striker.
According to the Daily Telegraph, Tottenham Hotspur were among the clubs contacted, as Spurs had previously shown an interest in signing the striker before Liverpool snapped him up in January 2011.
But reports indicate Andre Villas-Boas has decided against making a move for the frontman, and the White Hart Lane club will instead look to clinch the signing of Manchester City forward Emmanuel Adebayor.
City and Spurs are thought to be close to reaching an agreement for the Togolese striker, who spent last season on loan at Tottenham.
Other clubs reportedly sounded out by Liverpool include Fulham, and any deal could hinge on the availability of Liverpool transfer target and Fulham star Clint Dempsey.
West Ham and AC Milan have also indicated that would be willing to take the England striker should he become available, but no negotiations have taken place so far, and Carroll has confirmed he wants to stay and fight for his place at Anfield.
New Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has insisted that Carroll must prove he can fit into his new Reds formation, but with interest in Roma striker Fabio Borini now formalised with a £11million bid, the former-Newcastle forward may find his first-team options limited at Anfield.