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West Ham Open Talks With Liverpool Over Permanent Andy Carroll Transfer

Hammers to sound out Reds over striker’s future.

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West Ham United are set to start the ball rolling with Liverpool about securing the future of on loan striker Andy Carroll, according to talkSPORT.

The news comes after quotes from co-owner David Sullivan yesterday claiming that a big name striker was on the club’s hit list ahead of this summer’s transfer window.

Carroll has become a cult favourite at Upton Park this season despite a frustrating string on knee and hamstring problems have restricted him to just 22 appearances and scoring seven goals.

London rivals Spurs have also been linked with the player and a return to former club Newcastle has also been on the cards, but Sullivan has claimed that they will be doing everything they can to keep the 24-year-old at the club as they look to build on their mid-table finish this term.

“We would love to keep him beyond this season and we will soon be sitting down with Andy and Liverpool to make some progress on that front,” Sullivan said in the club’s match day programme.

“My choice (for player of the year) would be Andy Carroll, who has battled back from injury twice to put in a series of tireless shifts for the team.”

“His game is about so much more than just scoring goals and he is so often the focal point of everything good we do going forward.”

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