West Ham set up the pace on Carroll bid

West Ham will break a club transfer fee record if their renewed bid for Liverpool’s Andy Carroll is accepted.

The Hammers are thought to be very keen to bring the England international striker to Upton Park on a season-long loan deal that will end in a guaranteed permanent move.

The deal is thought to be worth a total of £15million-£17million, although Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is thought to be unwilling to sell for anything less than £20million.

Carroll’s former club, Newcastle Utd, are also in the race for the 23-year-old, who is currently in America with the Liverpool squad for their pre-season tour.

The BBC report, “West Ham are understood to be prepared to build their team around Carroll, but with the player indicating an uncertaintly to move to there, despite a strong friendship with former Newcastle team-mate Kevin Nolan, it does little to clarify his future.”

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