Hammers ready to offload record signing in January

West Ham are set to offload club record signing Andy Carroll when the January transfer window opens, according to the Daily Mail.

Carroll has been consistently plagued by injuries since completing a £15million move to Upton Park from Liverpool last summer.

And with West Ham having signed two strikers during the summer in the forms of Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia, Carroll could find himself looking for a new club in January.

Newcastle could be an option for the most expensive British player in Premier League history, but only if he drops his wage demands.

His current contract at Upton Park is worth a staggering £85,000 a week, which has left co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold eager to get the England international off the clubs books.

Newcastle would only be willing to pay around £8million for the forward however, despite selling him to Liverpool for a staggering £35million in January 2011.

Carroll has been consistently plagued by long term injuries during his spell in East London, and is not expected to be fit for a first team return until after Christmas.