Toronto FC boss John Carver remains keen on Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi.

The Evening Chronicle says despite the player's agent Steven Denos ruling out a move to the MLS, the word from across the Atlantic is that the Canadian club are keeping tabs on the recently-married player's situation.

And talk that Toronto couldn't afford Shola's wages has been dismissed by the club.

Mega-bucks Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment group are ready to back a move for the player.

And TFC could exercise their designated player card, which allows teams to have one player earning more than the MLS's salary cap of $400,000.