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Bournemouth ‘are lining up move for Andy Carroll’ after his Reading contract expired

Bournemouth ‘are lining up a move for Andy Carroll’ in their promotion push after his Reading deal ran down, while Burnley ‘monitor the situation’ as Sean Dyche continues his search for Chris Wood’s replacement

  • Bournemouth are interested in signing former Newcastle striker Andy Carroll 
  • Carroll has been injury-free since joining Reading on a short-term contract
  • The 33-year-old has also scored two goals in eight games for the Royals
  • But he is out of contract this month and could now look for an alternative club
  • The Cherries want to sign Carroll to help with their push for top-flight promotion 


Bournemouth are said to be interested in signing former Newcastle striker Andy Carroll if he leaves Reading.

Carroll has been injury-free since joining the Royals on a short-term deal in November and has scored two goals in eight games. 

However, the 33-year-old is out of contract this month and could look for an alternative club going forwards. 

Bournemouth are said to be interested in signing former Newcastle striker Andy Carroll

Bournemouth are interested in signing Carroll for the rest of the season as they continue to push for promotion, according to The Sun. 

A switch to Bournemouth could be beneficial for Carroll as Scott Parker’s side can offer him more money in wages than Reading – who are under transfer restrictions. 

Additionally, Carroll could receive a promotion bonus if Bournemouth are able to return to the top-flight.   

Nevertheless, Bournemouth will have to fight off interest from Premier League giants such as Burnley.

Carroll (right) has been injury-free since joining the Royals on a short-term deal in November

Carroll (right) has been injury-free since joining the Royals on a short-term deal in November

Scott Parker's side can offer him more wages than Reading, who are under transfer restrictions

Scott Parker’s side can offer him more wages than Reading, who are under transfer restrictions

Carroll was released by Newcastle last summer and spent four months training alone before joining Reading.  

The 33-year-old accepted a wage of £1,000-per-week to prove his form and fitness at the Championship club. 

The striker managed to do so – scoring two goals in eight games – despite the team struggling at the wrong end of the table.     

Therefore, Reading could offer the Englishman a contract extension at the club.  

Nevertheless, Carroll is now a free agent and able to listen to offers from various club. 

Bournemouth will have to fight off interest from Premier League giants such as Burnley

Bournemouth will have to fight off interest from Premier League giants such as Burnley

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