Andy Carroll has been told he will need to lower his wage demands if he is to sign for West Ham United, the Mirror understands.
The 24 year olds representatives last week requested £100,000 a week, a figure which would represents a £20,000 pay rise for the player.
However, despite their eagerness to complete a permanent deal the Hammers are standing firm, insisting that such an amount is out of the question.
The England international is understood to have hoped for a move back to home town club Newcastle United, where he spent five seasons before moving to Anfield for £35million in January 2011, though no offer has been forthcoming.
Carroll made just two appearances for Liverpool last season, before being sent out on loan to West Ham, where he scored seven goals in twenty-four Premier League appearances.
He has won nine senior caps for England, scoring on two occasions.