Hammers look to make the striker’s move permanent.
West Ham are hoping to turn Andy Carroll’s loan move from Liverpool into a permanent one according to The Daily Mail.
The England striker has been playing out on loan at Upton Park this season after being told he was surplus to requirements by Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers last summer.
Rodgers apparently feels that Carroll is incompatible with the passing brand of football he is trying to get Liverpool to play.
Carroll has been in good form of late for West Ham and the London club are keen to sign him on a permanent deal.
But they will offer far less than the £17 million previously demanded by Liverpool. The Anfield club have insisted they will not sell Carroll for less as they look to recoup some of the £35 million they paid to Newcastle for his services during the 2011 January transfer window.
West Ham are looking to test Liverpool’s resolve by tabling a bid around the £10 million mark.
Rodgers has already warned Carroll that he will not sell him on the cheap and should he find himself back in Merseyside, he will have to be prepared for lengthy spells on the substitutes’ bench.
Carroll is thought to be keen on a move to West Ham as he wants to play first team football next season while he tries to break his way into Roy Hodgson’s England squad for next summer’s World Cup in Brazil.