Andy Carroll move to West Ham is off

Liverpool's Andy CarrollWest Ham boss Sam Allardyce has admitted that his side’s attempts to sign Andy Carroll on loan have been unsuccessful.

The England international is believed to be surplus to requirements at Liverpool after Brendan Rodgers’ appointment, and has been linked with both a loan and permanent exit from Anfield.

The Upton Park team were one of the potential suitors for the burly forward, but Allardyce has confessed that the chance of Carroll moving to the newly-promoted club is slim.

“I would probably have stuck my neck out and said we would almost certainly stay up with him on board,” The Daily Mail report the West Ham boss as saying.

“We wouldn’t have thought we would have had any chance of signing a player of Andy Carroll’s capabilities but it became clear a couple of weeks ago there was a possibility of a loan. Unfortunately at this moment, it’s not the case.”

By Gareth McKnight