West Ham are set to try and lure Liverpool striker Andy Carroll to Upton Park by offering him £100,000 per week, Mirror Football report.
The England international forward is thought to be surplus to requirements at Anfield, with Brendan Rodgers willing to part with the burly frontman.
The Hammers want to bring Carroll to London, but it is believed that the player rejected the opportunity to move to Sam Allardyce’s men on loan.
However, West Ham are not taking no for an answer, and will return with a transfer bid for Carroll, and will try to convince him to join by upping his current wages to £100,000 per week.
Meanwhile, West Ham are also closing in on a move for former defender James Collins, The Sun report.
The Wales central defender left the Hammers to move to Aston Villa, but is set for a return to the club in a £2.5 million deal.
A deal for Collins is thought to be on the verge of completion, with confirmation expected on Wednesday.
By Gareth McKnight