By Michael OwenAndy Carroll is believed to have snubbed a potential move to West Ham United despite the two clubs agreeing a deal for the player.
Carroll is believed to be surplus to requirements at Anfield this season, with Brendan Rodgers not confident the 23-year-old will fit into his preferred set up for the coming campaign.
Numerous clubs have shown interest in the England international, but West Ham are reported to be the only club who have had a bid accepted for the player.
The deal would have seen the Hammers pay £2 million up front to loan the striker for the season before paying an extra £17 million next summer to make the deal permanent should they stay in the Premier League.
But the Gateshead native is believed to only want to move to a club who are playing European football, and would prefer not to move at all.
Newcastle, who showed interest in the player when it was first hinted he would be available, would likely be Carroll's preferred destination should the Tyneside club match the offer made by West Ham.
Thus far there has been little appetite from officials at St. James' Park to increase their offer for Carroll, though there may be room for a deal to be struck which could include United striker Demba Ba, who the Reds have been linked with.