Newcastle United have rejected a £25 million bid from Liverpool for striker Andy Carroll, according to reports.
The BBC revealed the Anfield outfit had made a club record offer for the young striker.
But in the last few moments Sky Sports have reported that Alan Pardew’s Newcastle has rejected the bid.
It was initially thought Liverpool had offered £30 million but Tony Barrett at The Times understands the bid was £25 million.
With want-a-way striker Fernando Torres expected to sign for Chelsea, Kenny Dalglish will have to act fast if he wants a replacement before the 11pm transfer deadline.
Englishman Carroll, who has netted 11 times for Newcastle this season, would partner new striker Luis Suarez at Anfield, who is currently awaiting a work permit and was photographed at Melwood this morning.
Boss Kenny Dalglish is sticking to the famed ‘Liverpool way’ and refusing to discuss potential targets until they sign for the Anfield club.
It is thought Dalglish is also eyeing up Aston Villa winger Ashley Young to provide some much-needed width to Liverpool side, who are currently seventh in the league following a disastrous spell under Roy Hodgson.
Liverpool are the busiest of all clubs today with Paul Konchesky joining Nottingham Forest on loan, Daniel Ayala hooking up with Derby County and the Torres saga.
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