Rodgers won't let Carroll leave on loan

Aug 24, 2012, 08:53 IST | AFP

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admits he would have to be "a nutcase" to let England striker Andy Carroll leave the club on loan.

Rodgers is willing to sell Carroll after deciding the burly targetman won’t fit into his smooth passing style, but the Reds boss is frustrated that Newcastle and West Ham have so far tried to sign him on the cheap.

West Ham were keen on a season-long loan deal which would have included the chance to sign the 23-year-old striker on a permanent basis if he was a hit at Upton Park, while Newcastle, who sold Carroll to Liverpool for £35 million ($55.6 million) in January 2011, made a low offer believed to be around £15 million.

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