Liverpool have come to an agreement over a transfer fee with West Ham to conclude the permanent exit of Andy Carroll from Anfield, according to BBC Sport and Sky Sports.
Carroll has spent the season on loan at the London side, winning over many fans at Upton Park, and has never looked likely to be part of Brendan Rodgers’ future plans back on Merseyside.
The former Newcastle United striker scored 7 goals in his 24 appearances for the Hammers, helping them to a 10th place finish in the Premier League.
Sky Sports say the fee has been agreed between the Reds and West Ham, despite interest from Newcastle buying him back.
Former club Newcastle and newly promoted Ligue 1 side Monaco were reportedly keen on the 6ft 3in frontman but a deal is in place to extend his stay in east London.
Carroll signed for Liverpool in January 2011 for £35 million, making him the most expensive British player of all time.
However, a difficult season and a half later, and the change of managers from Kenny Dalglish to Rodgers at Liverpool saw him fall out of favour.
The BBC report that the fee agreed is around £15million. It is now over to Carroll and his representatives to agree a deal with Sam Allardyce’s side.