Angry Newcastle fans react on Twitter to speculation about West Ham striker Andy Carroll

The West Ham striker has once again been linked with a Newcastle United return.

According to the Daily Mirror, Newcastle United are once again in the market for West Ham United striker Andy Carroll.

But the Magpies faithful aren't having any of it.

Indeed, the reaction on social media - and likely on the streets of Newcastle - is one of frustration and even anger. Supporters are finding the links tedious and have complained that the transfer story simply repeats itself every transfer window.

How West Ham fans feel about the news is as of yet unclear but many are growing tired of the 26-year-old target man, who is usually either injured or performing poorly.

Carroll can produce, of course, as both West Ham and Newcastle fans know. But there seems to be a consensus that Newcastle will never be able to prise the striker from the Hammers. Carroll is settled with his family and a big mansion... he is also on a handsome wage and Newcastle would likely have to offer a big fee for West Ham to get their money back.

Primarily, though, fans at St James' Park don't seem to want the 26-year-old, anyway. If they do, they don't feel they can afford the fee. Here's a selection of how Newcastle supporters have reacted to the links on Twitter:

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