Liverpool to sell Andy Carroll for Demba Ba and cash to Newcastle
Reportedly, Liverpool is ready to offer their star striker Andy Carroll for a cash-plus-player deal to Newcastle United. Reports suggest that Liverpool are moving in for the Newcastle United’s Senegal international Demba Ba.
The new Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers plans to revamp Reds attack before the start of the season. According to various media reports, Andy Carroll has objection in moving to his former club. Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew is also interested in re-signing the young England international.
If this transfer occurs Liverpool would pocket as much as £20 million along with Demba Ba for the 23-year-old they signed in for a British transfer fee record. Sources have revealed that Demba Ba has a £7 million release clause in his contract with Newcastle United.
Alan Pardew has an excess of the strikers at Newcastle United. Therefore, the young manager won’t mind losing his Demba Ba even though he played a pivotal role in Newcastle United’s fifth place finish in the English Premier League last season.
Demba Ba’s release clause ends in August, which means Liverpool will have to find a way to speed up the negotiating process for Demba Ba.
Meanwhile, Brendan Rodgers continues to ponder over other forwards he can add to his attack. The former Swansea City manager has already signed in Fabio Borini, but is expected to add a couple more strikers to Liverpool’s attack.
Brendan Rodgers has confirmed Liverpool’s bid to sign in the US star Clint Dempsey. The 29-year-old forward has been associated with a couple of clubs. Nonetheless, Liverpool will most probably acquire his services.
Newcastle United has also shown interest in Clint Dempsey. Nonetheless, even if they fail to add him to their squad, Alan Pardew will still have players like Papiss Cisse in his first team.
The 27-year-old led Newcastle United to a fifth place finish in the English Premier League. Papiss Cisse’s superb performance in the second half of the reason has attracted a lot of interest from top notch European clubs.
Manchester City, Chelsea, Paris-Saint German, Juventus and Inter Milan have been linked with a transfer for Papiss Cisse.
Rumor has it Alan Pardew plans to team-up Papiss Cisse with Andy Carroll next season. Interestingly, this could happen if Liverpool agrees to the £20 million cash-plus-player deal which brings Demba Ba to Anfield.