West Ham United facing a fight to keep Andy Carroll

West Ham United are expecting to receive a number of bids for striker Andy Carroll in the summer, according to The Mirror.

What’s the story?

It was widely reported that a host of Chinese Super League clubs tried to lure Carroll to the Far East before their transfer window closed at the end of February.

The Mirror reports that the Hammers rejected £32m offers from Tianjin Quanjian, Shandong Luneng and Hebei China Fortune.

However, it is believed that Slaven Bilic and the West Ham hierarchy are bracing themselves for fresh bids from China when the season comes to an end.

Could Carroll be on his way?

If these latest reports are to be believed, then the former Liverpool forward is expected to be in demand.

Even though the Chinese Super League lacks credibility somewhat due to the lack of a competitive edge, money talks.

At the age of 28, Carroll still has many years left to perform at the top level, but a huge wage packet is enough to turn anyone’s head.

Bilic publicly stated that he nor the club had any intention of selling their striker, who has had an inconsistent season due to injuries.

Unless they can bring in a worthy replacement, the Hammers are likely to have the same ‘not for sale’ stance when the summer rolls around.

Carroll, who has netted six Premier League goals in 13 appearances this season, is an asset to any team when he can stay fit.

The forward has around two years left on his current contract at the London Stadium.

Article title: West Ham United facing a fight to keep Andy Carroll

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