Liverpool have refused to consider Newcastle’s initial attempt to sign Andy Carroll on a season-long loan.
Newcastle offered to pay part of striker Carroll’s £80,000-a-week wages, with a view to a permanent deal at a specified price next summer.
But the terms fall some way short of Liverpool’s expectations.
The Anfield club rejected the initial offer on Sunday night and Liverpool’s preference is a sale, rather than to loan out the 23-year-old.
Sources close to 23-year-old England striker Carroll maintain his preferred option is to remain at Anfield to try to prove himself to Rodgers.
Liverpool begin their pre-season tour of North America on Monday and Carroll, who is currently on an extended holiday after Euro 2012, is due to join up with the squad on 23 July.
West Ham co-owner David Gold has also said the uptown park club would be interested in signing Caroll.
Carroll struggled with Liverpool until belatedly showing form and goals towards the end of last season.
He headed the winner For Liverpool against Blackburn while also scoring against Everton in a FA Cup semi-final win and the 2-1 loss to Chelsea in the final.
He scored for England at Euro 2012 in a win against Swede but he appears to have fallen out of favour at Anfield.
Rodgers signed striker Fabio Borini from Romaearlier this week in his first signing since taking over as Liverpool manager.
Andy Carroll career stats
- Newcastle (2006-11): 91 games, 33 goals
- Preston (loan Aug 2007-08): 12 appearances, 1 goal
- Liverpool (2011-present): 56 appearances, 11 goals
- England (2010-present): 7 appearances, 2 goals
He is also planning contract talks to keep Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez at Anfield but he has been less committal when talking about Carroll’s future.
The lure of Newcastle’s approach cannot be underestimated for Carroll considering the success he enjoyed at his hometown club.
He helped the Magpies back into the Premier League with 17 league goals in the 2009-10 Championship season.
Carroll continued his promising form in the top-flight in the following campaign and made his senior England debut under Fabio Capello in a 2-1 defeat at Wenmley by France. He scored 11 times in 19 league games before becoming the most expensive British player when ex-Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish took him to Anfield.
Source: OMG! Ghana