Hammers face top-flight competition though for player’s signature.
On-loan West Ham United front man Andy Carroll could make his stay at Upton Park permanent after the Hammers revealed they were keen to sign the player on a long-term contract, says the Daily Mirror.
The England international was deemed surplus to requirements at Anfield by new Liverpool head coach Brendan Rodgers at the beginning of this season, despite the Merseyside giants having forked out a club-record fee of £35 million on the attacker in Jan 2011.
As a result, the 24-year-old was shipped out on a season-long loan to the East End of London, with the giant centre forward thriving under the management of West Ham boss Sam Allardyce this campaign, so much so that there have even been rumours of late of a recall to the England national team for Carroll.
Either way, West Ham are keen to seal a deal for Carroll with Liverpool this summer after his seven goals in 22 games in all competitions for the top-flight club went a long way to keeping the club in the Premier League this season.
“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,” said West Ham co-owner David Sullivan.
“Andy 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.
“He is so often the focal point of everything good we do going forward.”