Forward is not wanted by parent club Liverpool.
West Ham United are understood to be prepared to offer Liverpool front man Andy Carroll the £100,000 per week wage packet that the player had demanded in order to move to Upton Park on a permanent contract next season, says the Daily Mail.
The giant England international spent a campaign-long loan spell at Upton Park last season, having been deemed surplus to requirements at Anfield by new Liverpool head coach Brendan Rodgers last summer.
And, in his 12 months in the East End of London, the 24-year-old proved himself to be a firm favourite with the Hammers fans, scoring seven goals in his 23 Premier League outings for the, at times, struggling club, form in front of goal that ultimately helped to keep Sam Allardyce’s men in the top flight.
As a result, Allardyce has been determined to buy Carroll on a permanent basis from the Reds for the new campaign, and he now looks to have achieved that feat, with Carroll expected to put pen to paper on the contract at some point this week.