Andy Carroll’s £1k a week contract ends this month and he could return to Prem

Andy Carroll could be set for a shock return to the Premier League as Burnley eye the Englishman as a replacement for the departed Chris Wood.

Carroll is currently competing in the Championship with Reading, where he is only earning £1,000-per-week.

It's been a long fall from the top for Carroll, who Liverpool once forked over £35million to secure the services of when he was a youngster.

However, the Daily Mail claim Burnley could offer Carroll one final shot at the big time.

Sean Dyche is in the market for a new striker after Newcastle United triggered Wood's £25million release clause earlier this week.

Carroll was released by his boyhood side over the summer, and he spent four months training alone.

However, Reading offered him a lifeline on a short term deal – that saw him earn £1,000-per-week – to get back up to fitness.

Carroll has managed just one goal for Reading, but his two disallowed goals went viral on social media earlier this week against Fulham.

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Burnley could look to the 33-year-old to help them avoid the drop.

The Clarets are staring perilously into the drop, and Dyche's side are currently 17th in the table.

Burnley do have a game in hand over Watford, who are currently 16th, but the Lancashire side haven't won a game since their 3-0 win over Crystal Palace in November.

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