West Ham agree deal to take unwanted Carroll from Liverpool

WEST Ham have agreed a £2m fee to take Liverpool’s Andy Carroll on a season-long loan with a view to a permanent £17m transfer.

Though Carroll is thought to at this point be against a permanent exit from Liverpool, any potential gains in temporarily re-establishing his former Newcastle partnership with Kevin Nolan in a side with manager Sam Allardyce’s favoured direct approach might eventually persuade him to stay at West Ham should they remain a Premier League side.

Since Brendan Rodgers’ appointment as manager, Liverpool have rejected an offer from Newcastle to re-sign the striker but the arrival of Italian Fabio Borini essentially highlights Liverpool’s intentions.