West Ham Close to Completing £15.5m Deal to Sign Liverpool Forward Andy Carroll

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Upton Park side hoping to finalise deal for England forward.

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West Ham are hoping to finalise the deal for Liverpool’s Andy Carroll and expect it to be completed by next week according to The London Evening Standard.

The former Newcastle star joined Liverpool for £35 million in 2011 but has failed to establish himself in the first team at Anfield.

Carroll was informed that he was surplus to requirements following the arrival of Brendan Rodgers as the club’s new manager last summer, prompting Carroll to move on loan to West Ham.

The powerhouse forward put in a number of good performances for the Hammers and the club are keen to bring him in on a permanent basis.

But it is thought that Carroll has been holding out on putting pen to paper as he is waiting to see if any other clubs will show any interest in his signature.

So far though, no other clubs have made any bids and it looks like Carroll will be signing a four year deal in East London.

West Ham are making contingency plans in case Carroll backs out. Should the striker fail to sign a deal with the club, they will turn their attention to Vitesse Arnhem’s Wilfried Bony or Chelsea’s Demba Ba.

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