So it turns out Andy Carroll had no interest in leaving Newcastle at all and pushed into that helicopter stacked with 100 pound notes. After reading the text-by-text discussions with Toon Talk editor Steve Wraith, it didn't seem like Carroll would be belting out YNWA any time soon.
Sunday 30th January 14:37
SW: Are you leaving mate?
AC: I\'m not going anywhere mate.
Monday 31st January 16:28
SW: Liverpool in for you mate. Any truth in that?
AC: Dunno what\'s happening yet still mate. Thanks.
SW: Sky Sports say it\'s a matter of time mate. What\'s club said?
AC: they have kind of said we don\'t want u but want me to say I wanna go. And I said I don\'t want to go.
SW: Have you put in a transfer request?
AC: No I didn\'t that\'s what I mean that\'s what they wanted me to do and I said no.
SW: So they want you to go?
AC: They said they wanted to accept it.
SW: So you have no choice?
AC: Looks like it.
SW: Your agent will be doing ok out of this. When you going?
AC: I don\'t know mate. Gutted tho.
SW: Any message you want put across to the fans? I\'m happy to do that for you mate.
AC: They said they wanted the money.
SW: Anything else?
AC: Gutted to be leaving Newcastle but I was kind of pushed out the door.
SW: That it?
AC: Just what i\'ve just said really. Gutted to be leaving my home club but I was practically told to go. Didn\'t want to leave that\'s why i signed a 5 year deal.
SW: I will pass these onto the press lads I know.
AC: Sound mate.
SW: Can you give press lads a call to do an interview when deal done?
AC: I will yeah. I will speak to him later. Bit busy atm mate.