Ashley key to Carroll deal - Pardew
Andy Carroll is at the centre of speculation that he may return to Newcastle
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew will leave the club's bid to lure Andy Carroll back to Tyneside to owner Mike Ashley.
The 50-year-old is keen to secure the England international's return from Liverpool, with the Magpies having had an initial bid for a loan move with an option to buy rejected.
It seems likely that the success or otherwise of their approach will come down to finance as much as anything else, but Pardew, currently in Germany with his squad at their pre-season training camp, admits that has little to do with him. "That whole process is a little bit more involved with the chairman and the board at Liverpool," he told the Evening Chronicle.
"We have got a great team here, a great squad, and if Andy Carroll comes, it will only add to us. It's simple, really. Sometimes transfers are done at corporate level. I'm slightly detached from that. It will be what it will be.
"It's been said that he's available and if we are involved, then we will be involved because of the figures, not anything else, because we know he's good enough."
Newcastle launched their attempt to re-sign the man they sold to Liverpool for £35million in January last year after it emerged that he was not a central figure in new Reds boss Brendan Rodgers' plans for the new season.
Carroll was not among the party which flew out on the club's North American tour on Monday, although he was never intended to be after being given an extended break following his trip to the Euro 2012 finals with England.
The Magpies meanwhile remain hopeful of striking a deal with Lille for defender Mathieu Debuchy, with the 26-year-old France international signalling both his intention to leave and his frustration at the delay.
He told L'Equipe: "Despite my commitment to Lille - the club is in my heart - I am 100% committed to leaving. I want to leave LOSC. The coach wants to keep me, but I will not change my opinion.
"The discussions are not going very well. For now, I am stuck in Lille. LOSC want to find my replacement before I am released. Ten, 15 players have been suggested to them, but still nothing happens. There must be a little goodwill. It disappoints me and bothers me."
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KEEP HIM...PLAY HIM...HE WILL COME GOOD...35 MILL JUST TO WARM A SEAT...PLAY HIM
When Carroll was at NUFC he was on £30k a week,the King signed him and gave him £80k a week so i cant see NUFC being too happy taking him back paying a hefty fee and paying more than £30k a week wages.Carroll has 4 years left so knock off the £50k a week wages for the 4 years = £10m and knock off another £5m so NUFC should cough up £20m if they want him,if not keep him,the impact he had against Chelsea in the fa cup final when he came on shows he could be of great use,but to give him away on a loan deal or for peanuts would be criminal.
something for everyone to ponder:
Tiote, Cabaye, Ben Arfa, Ba, Cisse, Krul, Santon = Andy Carroll +£8 million. Liverpool have been proven to be hopeless in the transfer market. Henderson, downing and carroll were all awful signings. The toon are now by far a better side and whether we take andy back from you at less than half the price and get him banging in the goals again, we will still finish above liverpool in the league.
35 million for him?...we robbed the scousers!!!
It concerns me that Liverpool have not got the resources to keep Carroll. We were short of goals last year and have lost Kuyt who was bought originally as a striker.
Cliff Dempsey is a fringe player at best. We desperatley need more forwards not less.
Carroll gives you that option to change agame.
When he came on against Chelsea in the F.A cup he put Terry on the floor and changed the momentum of the game.
For all Swanseas lovely play they struggled to score goals.
What is this newfound Man u type bigheadedness in some NUFC fans?? you finish above us for 1 season and you think you are world beaters, what exactly did you achieve last season that we didnt( in the worst LFC prem season that i have seen in my lifetime) yes you finished above us but that didnt get you in the champs league so is irrelevant, the way i see it is we are both in the europa league except we went to 2 finals winning 1 of them. So even in our bad seasons we are still more successful than NUFC in their best seasons.
Also you still have a terrible head to head record against us you have beat us at the sports direct.com arena the last 2 seasons but how many times have you beaten us over the last 20 years home and away!!! especially at anfield, what is it 17 years or summat since you last beat us there>lol. Soon you will be brought back down from the clouds when your "stars" jump ship to bigger, better paying clubs. Once a feeder club always a feeder club!!!
Sorry for being so harsh and this doesnt apply to all NUFC fans just the 1s on cloud cuckooland that need to be brought back down to reality