Newcastle United are considering a January move to sign former striker Andy Carroll from West Ham United, according to reports from the Mirror.
The 26-year-old struggled with injuries for the past two seasons, a factor that has now seen him lose his regular playing role under Hammers boss Slaven Bilic.
Magpies manager Steve McClaren is believed to be keen on signing the striker who is also looking to impress England national team boss Roy Hodgson in hopes of earning back his place.
McClaren has been struggling so far this term as his side sit 17th in the Premier League with 10 points, two away from Bournemouth in the relegation zone.
Carroll previously played for Newcastle before earning a £35million move to Liverpool, but after failing to impress at Anfield, he was eventually sold to the Hammers where he suffered two injury-plagued years.
He has so far registered two starts while featuring from the bench another four times this season, scoring one goal while providing another one assist (whoscored.com).