After months of speculation over the future of Andy Carroll, today, reports have shown that he definitely will not be returning to Newcastle.
It would seem that Carroll will now stay in Merseyside, although rumours are spreading of interest from AC Milan, but a move to St James Park is completely off the cards. Alan Pardew has been chasing the target man, following calls from Toon fans to bring Carroll back to Newcastle after Liverpool paid 35 million pounds for his services back in January 2011.
Aside from some initial approaches from West Ham, it seemed that Carroll's destination, if he were to have left Anfield, would be back to the Tyne. Pardew has said today, though, that Newcastle will not be bringing in Carroll with their proposal reportedly rejected by Reds' boss Brendan Rogers, who may yet have plans for the England international.
Carroll, who put in a decent display at the Euros, will now have to win back the hearts of Liverpool fans who have been less than impressed from what they have seen from their record signing. With the Newcastle move off the cards, Carroll will now have to compete with new signing Fabio Borini for a place in the Liverpool starting line-up.