Sam Allardyce Demands To Know Transfer Budget Before Signing New West Ham Deal

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Hammers boss keen to assess his summer transfer market options.

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Sam Allardyce has told West Ham he wants to know how much money he will be given to spend on new players before agreeing to a new deal according to Sky Sports.

The Hammers boss has been in talks with the club about a new deal since it became apparent that they were almost certain to avoid relegation to the Premier League.

West Ham have offered Allardyce a new three year deal but the former Bolton and Newcastle United manager is keen to discover how much will be in his transfer kitty this summer before putting pen to paper.

Allardyce is keen to sign Andy Carroll on a permanent basis. The England striker has been enjoying a season long loan spell from Liverpool and has been in fine form in recent matches.

But Liverpool are demanding a fee of £17 million for Carroll as they look to recoup as much as possible of the £35 million they paid to Newcastle for his signature in the 2011 January transfer window.

West Ham have also been linked with Vitesse Arnhem’s Wilfried Bony but the Ivorian striker is also unlikely to come cheaply.

Allardyce insists he has no plans for a major overhaul of the squad but is keen to discover whether such players represent a real possibility to the club’s owners.

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