Liverpool have £35million bid accepted for Andy Carroll

Liverpool have had an astonishing £35million bid for Newcastle Utd striker Andy Carroll accepted by the Tyneside club.

As the last day of January’s transfer window rumbles on with more twists and turns still to come, Liverpool have shocked the footballing world with a bid that would make Carroll the 8th most expensive player of all time.

The transfer fee would also smash Liverpool’s existing transfer fee for a player – that of Luis Suarez – who completed his £22.8million move to Anfield today.

A press conference at Newcastle was cancelled this afternoon with the deal looking ever more likely. Carroll is now set to meet with Liverpool representatives to finalise the deal, whilst Newcastle are left looking for his replacement.

Fernando Torres looks set to tie up a £50million exit from Anfield, reported locked in contract and image rights negotiations with Chelsea. Hence why Liverpool feel signing a replacement to partner Suarez is so urgent.

Liverpool are still thought to be holding out to tie up deals for Blackpool midfielder Charlie Adam and Aston Villa left-back Stephen Warnock, whilst a move for Villa winger Ashley Young also hasn’t been ruled out.

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  • JB

    I hope he signs now. It would be a great signing for us.

    JB

  • Corruptmonk

    Has Liverpool gone mad???? I hope this really just a rumor. 22.8 million for Suarez whos record speaks for himself and went to the world cup and showed his character..and then we cough up 35million…..for Caroll…………

  • beb16

    madness i tell you….torres to chelsea for 50 mil quid made sense but this??

  • Willmc1

    latest bid for andy carrol was rejected!!!!!

  • Aljohaimi

    I really hope that Carrol’s deal don’t go through because 35m is a mad offer. We can use that money more wisely in the summer.

  • RobG78

    Bid accepted for Carroll amazing news ………………..

  • Johnpendo82

    rentboys on there website wer askin for the ft9 song pathetic

  • Gerald

    This is beyond ridiculous, we are paying 35 mill for Andy Carrol, c’mon, we might just as well have braved out the rest of the season with Ngog and pay reasonable fees in the summer, this is daylight robbery. Chelsea better make sure they tie up the Torres deal so that we get something back.

  • the fitz

    I know £35 million is a lot for Andy Carrol but what he will do is not sulk his way around the pitch when things are not going his way and he will fight for every ball and will be dangerous in all the games not just the big ones. I loved Torres but this season he has acted very disrespectful to the people who worship him and pay his wages when the chips are down he goes missing and we need more and demand more than that in are situation. He will realize that Chelsea are not world renowned club and will find the trophy cabinet is a book self. ha ha ha

  • Andy

    Suarez welcome.. Carrol? Do me a favour mate for 35 mil there are plenty more strikers who are actually worthy of wearin the shirt

  • Redbean

    i know the fee sounds crazy but i think it was important to snap the lad up right now. The same can be said for Charlie Adam. If we had waited till the summer we would of been in a battle with god knows who. Both these lads have the ability to be top top players and Carroll and saurez up front with gerrard and adam supplying the ammo sounds bloody good to me!!!!