Liverpool striker Andy Carroll is a reported £15million target for former club Newcastle United.
The Times are reporting that, despite comments to the contrary, Kenny Dalglish’s side are open to letting their record signing go.
Carroll moved to Anfield just under a year ago for £35million but has been unable to make an impact since his arrival.
It is now thought that The Toon are ready to offer him a £15million lifeline to return to his boyhood club.
Although Liverpool are reportedly willing to listen to offers for the 23-year-old, reports say they will only sell if they recoup a large chunk of the fee they paid.
A figure of £25million is being touted as sufficient to pave the way for the transfer of a player who has scored just six goals since going to Merseyside.
Carroll has struggled for fitness as well as form in the past year and has subsequently lost his place in the England squad.
National team manager Fabio Capello has made comments concerning the player’s level of alcohol intake, warning that it could seriously affect his career.
Any deal would have to be done early in the transfer window and with Liverpool having a replacement lined-up.
This is due to the eight-game suspension handed to Luis Suarez for racially abusing Manchester United’s Patrice Evra in the sides’ clash at Anfield earlier in the season.
Carroll could be given a chance to turn his fortunes around during Suarez’s ban due to Dalglish’s limited options at centre forward.
He is expected to start in tonight’s Carling Cup semi-final first leg against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.