The Clarets recently sold their striker to Newcastle United, which has put the club in the market for a new forward within this transfer window.
According to a report by the Daily Mail, Burnley are considering Carroll as an option this month after his recent form in the Championship with Reading.
The experienced forward is out of contract with the Royals at the end of the month, and he would be available on a free transfer, which the Clarets are keeping an eye on.
Carroll joined the club in November after spending several months training following his release by Newcastle in the summer, and he has not had any injury problems since that point. body check tags ::