West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce has confirmed reports that proposed loan move for Liverpool striker Andy Carroll has fallen through.
The towering striker appears to be on his way out of Anfield given that he doesn’t feature in Brendan Rodgers’ plans, but Liverpool’s high asking price has put off most of his suitors.
The Reds could, however, consider sending the player out on loan and recent reports suggested that West Ham had had a loan bid accepted by the Anfield outfit.
However, the Hammers boss Sam Allardyce now reveals that Carroll has rejected the approach from the newly promoted side.
“I would have probably stuck my neck out and said we would almost certainly stay up with him on board,” Allardyce was quoted as saying in The People.
“We wouldn’t have thought we would have had any chance of signing a player of Andy Carroll’s capabilities but it became clear a couple of weeks ago there was a possibility of a loan.
“Unfortunately, at this moment, it’s not the case.”
Andy Carroll was left out of Liverpool’s Europa League squad for the clash against Gomel, which added fuel to speculations suggesting that the player was set for Anfield exit.
The 23-year-old has had an indifferent start to his career at Liverpool, scoring just 4 goals in 35 Premier League games.