Striker is keen to make Hammers move permanent.
On-loan Liverpool centre-forward Andy Carroll could make his make his stay at West Ham United permanent after finding the back of the net yet again on the weekend, reports the Daily Mirror.
The 24-year-old attacker is currently spending a season-long loan spell at Upton Park after new Reds head coach Brendan Rodgers deemed the player surplus to requirements at Anfield last summer, with the East End club having an option to buy the England international on a long-term deal come the end of this campaign.
However, initially it appeared as though Carroll’s persistent injury problems would scupper his time with Sam Allardyce’s men, with first a hamstring tear in September being then followed by a more serious-looking knee problem the following month.
But, since Carroll’s return to fitness and the first team on Jan 16th 2013, the front man has been in blistering form in front of goal, with his strikes going a long way towards helping to keep West Ham in the Premier League this season.
And now all that needs to be done is for the two clubs to reach an agreement over a transfer fee for Carroll, with the Reds believed to be holding out for a sum of £17 million, while West Ham are willing to pay no more than £10m for the forward.