Liverpool turn down £17m bid

Andy Carroll, Liverpool strikerLiverpool have rejected an offer of £17 million from West Ham for out-of-favour striker Andy Carroll, The Daily Mail report.

The England international has failed to live up to expectations after his £35 million deal to move to Anfield from Newcastle in January 2011.

With Brendan Rodgers now in charge at the Merseyside club, a more swift attacking style is expected and Carroll is thought to be surplus to requirements.

Following the signing of Italian striker Fabio Borini from Roma, the Northern Irish coach is ready to allow Carroll to leave the club, with a return to Newcastle or switch to AC Milan potentially on the cards.

However, Rodgers is eager to sell Carroll rather than send him out on loan, and the Hammers have made an offer for the frontman.

As Sam Allardyce looks to strengthen his squad for the Upton Park club’s return to the top flight, an offer of £17 million for Carroll is thought to have been rejected.

By Gareth McKnight