Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez is considering a sensational swoop for Geordie boy Andy Carroll.

The £130,000-a-week West Ham striker has emerged as an option for his old club with an emotional, season-long loan on the cards.

And in a double raid on London, Benitez could take Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, who will be allowed to leave Arsenal this summer, on loan as well.

But it is a move for Carroll six years after he left the club which will really appeal to the Gallowgate faithful.

Carroll has been plagued by injury and the Hammers were willing to sell the 28-year-old to China in January.