Alan Pardew dismisses Carroll return

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew has ruled out a move for former Toon striker Andy Carroll as he appears to be looking for young, fresh targets before the window slams shut.

Newcastle have been linked with a move for Liverpool’s out of favour striker all summer but the shrewd mover of the transfer market, Pardew, appears to be looking elsewhere to bolster his European Newcastle outfit.

Pardew made it clear that he is looking to add youth to his experienced set up at the Sports Direct Arena ahead of Friday’s transfer deadline and he didn’t seem interested in talking about Andy Carroll at all.

“I don’t think so,” Pardew told talkSPORT. “We’re talking more of a younger player who could perhaps take the club forward.

“We’ve taken two or three younger players this season who have done very well for us. It depends if the price is right and everything fits the bill.”