Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has all but admitted defeat in his audacious attempt to re-sign striker Andy Carroll.

The Magpies have tabled a cut-price offer for the man they sold to Liverpool for £35million in January last year, and sources close to Carroll have indicated that if he had to leave Anfield, he would only do so for Tyneside.

However, Reds boss Brendan Rodgers has dismissed Newcastle's proposal and the England international looks destined to remain on Merseyside, for the time being at least.

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