Newcastle United have accepted a £35 million offer from Liverpool for striker Andy Carroll.
The giant striker is now flying by private jet from Newcastle to Merseyside to sort of personal terms in what is expected to become the highest ever transfer fee paid for a British footballer.
Liverpool’s official website buckled under strain from users, as it exceeded 100 million page impressions for the month – more than twice the figure for the same time last year.
It’s understood Liverpool and Chelsea are yet to thrash out the £50 million deal that will see Fernando Torres become the most expensive player to switch between British clubs.
Rumours are also spreading that Charlie Adam is on his way to Anfield for a medical. The Blackpool midfielder could be a crucial supply line for Carroll with the Scot’s set-pieces lauded as among the best in the Premier League.
If the Carroll deal goes through it will be the second time in three days the club have broken their transfer record following the £23.5 million capture of Luis Suarez.
Liverpool are also rumoured to be negotiating with Aston Villa for winger Ashley Young and defender Stephen Warnock in what could turn out to be one of the most eventful days in the club’s transfer history.
Video: Andy Carroll in action for Newcastle this season