AC Milan are in talks with Liverpool over a loan move for out-of-favour striker Andy Carroll, according to reports in Italy.
Sport Mediaset, part of the same stable of companies as AC Milan which are linked to Silvio Berlusconi, are reporting that Milan are prepared to offer €1.5million to Liverpool to secure a season-long loan deal for Carroll.
Milan retain an interest in signing Carroll, having last month offered to sign the England striker on a permanent basis - a deal which collapsed after Liverpool valued the former Newcastle man, signed for £35million eighteen months ago, at £18million.
Brendan Rodgers had said earlier this month that he has no intention of allowing Carroll to leave on loan.
But with just three days to go before the transfer window shuts, Liverpool may be tempted to allow the 23-year-old some game time on a temporary basis in Milan, in a bid to recoup some of that enormous outlay at the end of this season.
Carroll has scored just 11 times in 58 appearances for the Anfield club since his switch from Tyneside in January 2011.