Sam Allardyce Hoping To Keep Andy Carroll At West Ham

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Big Sam keen for England striker to remain at Upton Park.

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West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has revealed he is keen for striker Andy Carroll to remain at the club according to The Daily Mail.

The England international is currently on loan at the club after joining for a season last summer from Liverpool.

Carroll has failed to establish himself at Anfield and has found himself surplus to requirements with Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers believing Carroll to be incompatible with the teams high energy, passing style of football.

Rodgers has warned Carroll that should he return to the club next season he is likely find his opportunities limited to a place on the bench.

Carroll has performed well for West Ham but the London club are unlikely to be able to meet the £17 million asking price Liverpool are demanding to turn the loan move into a permanent deal.

But with West Ham finding their chances of signing Vitesse Arnhem’s Wilfried Bony diminishing, the club are thinking again about whether to make a move for Carroll. The Hammers were thought to be leading the chase for the Ivorian striker until London rivals Fulham and Chelsea were alerted to the player’s availability.

Carroll is keen to secure first team football next season as he looks to establish himself in Roy Hodgon’s England squad in time for next summer’s World Cup finals tournament in Brazil.

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