Stoke City to lure England Under-21 star Andy Carroll from Newcastle with £5m plus players

07 May 2010 06:28
Stoke are considering a £5million offer plus players for Newcastle striker Andy Carroll. [LNB]Manager Tony Pulis is looking for a target man to give his side a greater threat up front next season and has been scouting around Europe.[LNB]Carroll has been on Pulis's radar for 18 months but the 6ft 5ins Newcastle striker has had a troubled year off the pitch and that has put doubts in the Stoke manager's mind.[LNB] Trouble man: Carroll has made headlines on and off the pitch this season[LNB]However, he is still prepared to take a chance and believes a moveaway from the north east and its distractions would be beneficial tothe player.[LNB]Pulis wants to tempt Newcastle by offering cash plus some of hisStoke squad in return with Dave Kitson, Liam Lawrence and James Beattiepossible candidates.[LNB]Out of favour Beattie is also wanted by Blackburn but they arereluctant to pay more than £1m for a player who has one year left onhis contract.[LNB] Milburn, Supermac, Cole, Shearer... Now Newcastle must find the next No9Newcastle wrap up Championship title as lowly Plymouth are sent downMan Utd v STOKE: Abdoulaye Faye only on bench as Tony Pulis goes unchangedSTOKE CITY FC

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