Crystal Palace consider sensational West Ham raid on towering striker

Crystal Palace could make a sensational move for West Ham United striker Andy Carroll this summer, report the Daily Express.

The towering Geordie striker is reportedly viewed as an alternative to priority target Christian Benteke, should that deal fail to come offer.

After making a £25m bid and seeing it snubbed, it remains unclear whether or not the Eagles will go back in for the Liverpool forward.

That being said, Alan Pardew is understood to have cast keen eyes over the Hammers ace as a contingency plan.

Undoubtedly a huge player in East London, the England international has struggled with injuries since joining the Irons.

With Andre Ayew through the door at the Olympic Stadium, as well as the club’s rather public pursuit of a new striker, there could be some movement for the 26-year old.

Carroll is reported to be open to the idea of leaving West Ham after finally putting a string of injuries behind him.