Andy Carroll’s future at Liverpool is under threat after Brendan Rodgers admitted he may have to loan out his £35m forward.
The Geordie target man is currently on an extended holiday after his Euro 2012 exertions but will demand showdown talks with his new manager amidst reported interest from AC Milan, Fulham, West Ham and former club Newcastle United.
Rodgers is unsure of how Carroll will fit into his Anfield plans and could be willing to let the striker leave the club this summer. West Ham co-owner David Gold has already confirmed the Hammers interest in the England International and given manager Sam Allardyce permission to start negotiations over a loan move. Elsehere Fulham manager Martin Jol is reportedly lining up a swap deal involving Clint Dempsey while former boss Alan Pardew has declared his admiration for the player he nurtured at the Sports Direct Arena but remains coy over any potential deal.
According to The Daily Mail, the striker is happy to remain on Merseyside and prove he is worth his inflated transfer fee but will need assurances from Rodgers that he will given a fair crack of the whip. The Northern Irishman has already agreed a deal with AS Roma for Fabio Borini meaning there will be increased competition for places up front next season and it has been suggested Carroll’s future may well lie elsewhere.