By Chris Myson
According to widespread reports on Wednesday, Newcastle United are willing to take Andy Carroll back from Liverpool, one year on from his £35 million switch to Anfield.
While there has no suggestion that a fee has been agreed, it is believed the Reds may be receptive to a sale if they can sign some striking cover of their own and a £15m initial figure has been mentioned, which would be a dramatic drop on what was paid last season.
Since making his move to Merseyside, Carroll has struggled to reproduce his best form and has only scored four Premier League goals in 25 games for the club, 16 of those having been starts.
What do you think of the reported deal? Should Liverpool cut their losses straight away and buy a more suitable striker?
Perhaps you think it is time to make the sale but only if they can get more than £15m or that it all depends on how well he performs in the next few big games?
On the other hand, you may believe Liverpool should keep faith because Carroll will come good eventually or that Newcastle don't even need him back at the club with replacement Demba Ba currently banging in the goals.
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