Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce is said to be interested in signing Andy Carroll from West Ham United to help his side avoid relegation, Express reports.
The 26-year-old has been unable to hold down a regular role under manager Slaven Bilic due to a number of injury concerns, but is still regarded as a key member of the squad.
However, he recently admitted his desire to retain the striker’s services, but the Hammers could be forced to sell him given his £85,000-a-week wages.
Carroll has been in and out of the first team since his arrival two years ago, struggling with a number of injuries that has limited his ability to perform on a consistent level.
Goal.com claims that if the Black Cats can table an offer around the £8million region, West Ham may be willing to part ways with the England international.
He has only managed to register two starts and four substitute appearances this term, scoring one goal while providing a further one assist (whoscored.com).