West Ham owner David Gold has revealed via Twitter that a move for Liverpool striker Andy Carroll is getting closer.

There has been much speculation that Carroll will move permanently to Upton Park following a successful loan spell from Anfield.

Carroll scored seven goals in his 24 appearances for the Hammers this season after falling out of favour with Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers.

Gold revealed via Twitter: "The chances of AC (Carroll) joining West Ham has risen from 50/50 to 75/25 in the last few hours."

Reports last week suggested that the striker wanted a salary of £100,000 a week to move to East London as he is on around £80,000 a week at Liverpool.

This was paid by the Hammers while he was on loan with them.

The move was originally confirmed in May with Liverpool agreeing to sell the striker for £15m although personal terms and wages were yet to be sorted.

Carroll withdrew from the latest England squad for the recent friendlies against the Republic of Ireland and Brazil due to an ankle injury but he has netted twice for his country in the past.

 

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