West Ham have told Newcastle they have no chance of signing crocked striker Andy Carroll in January, according to the London Evening Standard.
Carroll completed a £15million move to Upton Park from Liverpool two summers ago but has since been plagued with injury, which has limited him to just 15 Premier League appearances since the summer of 2013.
And with a return to action not expected until December at the very earliest and West Ham’s current crop of strikers finding the net with ease so far this term, rumours of a potential return to hometown club Newcastle in January have emerged.
But the Hammers are unlikely to entertain any bids for the 25-year-old as remains an important member of Sam Allardyce’s squad.
The Hammers have enjoyed a fruitful start to the season under a new style of football and currently occupy seventh spot in the Premier League.
But Newcastle will still be hopeful they can tempt the England international back to where his career begun in the winter transfer window after a disappointing start to the season that sees them currently languishing third from bottom and without a win after seven outings this season.