England man not interest in Hammers switch.
Liverpool forward Andy Carroll has rejected the chance to join West Ham, reports ESPN.
The Hammers agreed a £19 million deal with Liverpool which would see the 23-year-old join on loan for the coming season before signing permanently next summer if West Ham avoided the drop.
But the former Newcastle striker, who intimated last week that he would only join a club playing in Europe, has turned down a move to Upton Park.
“Sadly we have a deal in place with Liverpool, but the player does not want to come permanently at this time,” said a West Ham source.
The news is a major blow to co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan, who have spent the past fortnight restructuring the club’s wage bill to accommodate Carroll’s £80,000 per week demands.
The east London outfit had hoped that Carroll’s friendship with club captain Kevin Nolan and his past association with boss ‘Big’ Sam Allardyce would boost their chances of landing the England international.
But it is understood that Carroll is reluctant to leave Merseyside permanently and favours a return to Newcastle if he is forced out of Anfield.
The news leaves Liverpool in an uncomfortable position, with boss Brendan Rodgers clearly reluctant to keep Carroll and attempting to finance a deal to bring Fulham’s Clint Dempsey to the club.
Looking for El Clasico Tickets? Check ticket prices for both legs of the Spanish Super Cup with our friends at tixdaq.com. Real Madrid v Barcelona Tickets are still available for both matches on August 22nd and 29th. Compare the market before you buy with tixdaq