West Ham United striker Andy Carroll has been tipped to make a return to Newcastle United after the odds on the deal happening were slashed to 3/1.
It was previously 10/1 that Carroll would head back to Newcastle but, following intense speculation in recent days, that price has now been cut by Ladbrokes.
Carroll has yet to play for West Ham this season because of a groin injury but is expected to be back available shortly.
Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez already has several strikers to choose from, including Dwight Gayle, Joselu and Aleksandar Mitrovic, but that hasn’t stopped the Magpies being linked with Carroll.
A product of Newcastle’s academy, Carroll made 91 appearances for the club prior to joining Liverpool for £35 million in January 2011.
Carroll has endured much misfortune with injuries during his spell at West Ham but has often made an impact on the occasions that he has been fit and scored seven goals in 18 Premier League appearances last season.