Liverpool board furious with cheeky Newcastle bid for Carroll
West Ham United chief Karren Brady, who also tried to land Carroll this summer, wrote in her diary for The Sun: "I like a bit of cheek and Newcastle's offer to pay half of Andy Carroll's wage, said to be £80,000 a week, for a season-long loan must have been that.
"Newcastle add that they will eventually pay a £12million fee - a considerable drop from the £35m they took from Liverpool in January last year.
"A nice newspaper like The Sun can't print the expletives used by a top Reds executive on the phone today to describe the offer to me. I almost blushed."