Newcastle striker Andy Carroll has revealed he would love to play up front with Cheryl Cole.
The 21-year-old admitted he fancies his fellow Geordie and is keen for the chance to win over the X Factor judge and Girls Aloud star.
Cheryl, 27, is divorced from Chelsea and England defender Ashley Cole has been in Los Angeles with her friend Derek Hough recently as speculation mounts they are a couple.
But Carroll is refusing to be put off and told The Sun: 'Cheryl is my dream woman. With all she's been through I think what she really needs is to return to her roots and get herself a good down-to-earth Geordie boyfriend.
'If I can get her out for a dinner date I'm sure I could convince her I'm the one for her.'
Carroll has been earning rave reviews for his performances on the pitch and has been tipped for an England call-up to face France later this month. But he has also found himself on the front pages of the papers.
Carroll was recently arrested and bailed over accusations of attacking his teenage ex-girlfriend after she allegedly caught him having sex with another woman.