This morning we reported what was holding up the completion of Carroll’s £15.5million move from Anfield to Upton Park – his apparent demands for a £20,000-a-week pay increase.
But now Sam Allardyce’s side are set to offer the 24-year-old striker a long-term contract that meets his demands.
Thursday morning’s Daily Mail newspaper reports:
The salary is understood to be supplemented by a pay off from Liverpool as part of the £15.5million transfer fee.
Quite what that means, or what figures are involved in that statement is anyone’s guess.
Liverpool accepted a bid for Carroll from West Ham around 2 weeks ago, but the former Newcastle Utd forward has been locked in personal negotiations with the club he spent the 2012/13 season on loan at.
Carroll scored 7 goals in his 22 appearances for West Ham and Allardyce has always signalled his intentions to make the deal permanent.
Carroll is currently sidelined for the summer with a heel injury, but this has not deterred the East London club from pursuing his signature.