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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The transfer window closes at 11pm GMT tonight.