It appears Jose Mourinho returning ‘home’ to Stamford Bridge may have sparked a trend in the Premier League.
While rumours abound that Liverpool may explore a possible move to bring Fernando Torres back to Anfield, it also seems that Newcastle may have upped their interest in Andy Carroll
The Geordie striker moved to Merseyside for a massive £35 million in January 2011 and it is fair to say that he struggled to find his feet in the north-west, eventually being farmed out on loan to West Ham.
During his loan spell the 6ft 3” hitman notched seven times for the Hammers and put in some eye-catching performances that saw him earn a recall to the international fold.
It seemed that Carroll was all set to pen a deal to stay at Upton Park after the two sides agreed a supposed £15 million pound deal.
However, the 24-year-old has allegedly been offered £100,000 a week to seal the deal but is still stalling on a permanent move to the capital.
The Gateshead-born forward is said to be disappointed his childhood club have not expressed an interest in his services and is holding out for a chance to ply his trade closer to home.
Despite noises from the St James’ Park outfit denying interest in re-signing the number nine, his link to the city and their interest in him last summer has seen a move to rejoin Alan Pardew’s men topple from 10/1 to 6/1.
The Toon’s current centre forward Papiss Cisse has been linked with a switch to Russia with the likes of Anzhi apparently interested in the Senegalese.
Should the Magpies receive an offer of somewhere upward of £15 million they may be tempted to allow Cisse to depart and spend that money on bringing their academy graduate back toNewcastle.
Mike Ashley is unlikely to offer Carroll as affluent a financial package as the Irons but the opportunity to pull on the famous black and white stripes again could be enough to convince the England international to accept a lesser offer.
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