Carroll has told his representatives a simple message: “Take me home.”
The Chronicle understands that Carroll has been told he is not part of Rodgers’ plans at Anfield even though United’s first bid has been rejected.
However, the Magpies will return with another.
The issue that has really disappointed Carroll is that he wasn’t even given pre-season to prove himself to a new manager.
And although Carroll is a self-confessed Toon supporter and former season ticket holder, from a professional point of view being told he can go without being judged fairly has left the player somewhat annoyed.
As Carroll told the Chronicle in January 2011, he never wanted to leave Newcastle to start with.
Now he has told his representatives that Newcastle are at the top of his wish-list and the sooner a move back to Tyneside can be quickened up the better.
Whether United’s interest in Carroll signals the end of the road for Demba Ba remains to be seen.
A close pal of Carroll told the Chronicle last night: “Newcastle are interested – and Andy wants to come home. He’s already told Liverpool that too.
“From a professional point of view Andy is miffed that he wasn’t given the chance to show what he can do in front of new manager Brendan Rodgers.
“He was expecting to get at least pre-season to show what he could offer him.
“He ended last season on a high and wanted to continue that.”
Carroll, at 23, still fits into Newcastle’s blueprint and has never made any secret of his love for the Magpies.
It was only last week that United boss Alan Pardew refused to kill off the rumour at his pre-season Press conference when he said: “We’ll see where Carroll treads the boards next season.
“He did very well for us and he’s had a rough ride from the media at Liverpool.”
A source from the Carroll camp continued: “Andy is still a fan. He never had any intention of quitting Newcastle to start with.”
But there are still a few hurdles yet if the deal is to become a reality.
The loan offer is with a view to a permanent transfer.
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