West Ham chief confirms Carroll interest

Liverpool's Andy CarrollWest Ham chairman David Gold has admitted that the club are interested in sign Liverpool forward Andy Carroll.

The England international’s future at Anfield hangs in the balance as new coach Brendan Rodgers evaluates whether the targetman fits into his future plans.

With rumours of the burly forward being sent out on loan, the Hammers have emerged as a shock potential destination for Carroll, as the newly-promoted side look to add quality to their ranks.

Despite no negotiations happening as yet, Gold has confirmed that the Upton Park club will be keeping tabs on Carroll’s situation and may make a move for him should he become available.

“I am not aware of any talks between ourselves or Liverpool over Andy Carroll,” Sky Sports quote Gold as saying.

“But that’s not to say we don’t have an interest should he become available.”

Liverpool are said to be closing in on the signing of Roma’s Fabio Borini, and as such Carroll’s place at Anfield looks under threat.

By Gareth McKnight