Liverpool after Newcastle striker Andy Carroll
LIVERPOOL want England striker Andy Carroll to replace Fernando Torres.
Kenny Dalglish's Reds are set to make a √Ç¬£30million move for the Newcastle No9 if Torres joins Chelsea today.
And that is not all, with Liverpool also plotting a √Ç¬£15m swoop for Aston Villa winger Ashley Young plus an improved √Ç¬£8m bid for Blackpool's Charlie Adam.
Carroll, 22, will TRIPLE his √Ç¬£30,000-a-week wages by signing on at Anfield.
Kop director of football Damien Comolli has made Toon hero Carroll his No1 target and has spent the last 72 hours lining up his man.
It is a clear sign that the Merseysiders are already planning for life after Spaniard Torres, 26, despite officially insisting last week that the World Cup winner is not for sale.
Even without Carroll, Liverpool could take their transfer window spending to √Ç¬£45.5m in just four days with the signings of 25-year-old England star Young and Scotland midfielder Adam, also 25.
Their Anfield arrivals would follow that of Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez, 24, whose club Ajax agreed a √Ç¬£22.5m fee with Liverpool last Friday.
Suarez has since passed a medical and agreed personal terms but it will be the big-money pursuit of 6ft 3in Carroll, currently out with a thigh injury, which will most excite the Reds faithful.
Carroll has made a massive impact in the Premier League with 11 goals so far this season, including one in the 3-1 victory over Liverpool at St James' Park.
And, if Comolli can pull off a shock deal, boss Dalglish's side will have had an astonishing √Ç¬£75.5m makeover inside a week.