Allardyce confirms West Ham “just days away” from Carroll decision

Sam Allardyce has confirmed that West Ham are just days away from getting a decision from Andy Carroll over a permanent move to Upton Park, reports Sky Sports.

The Liverpool striker is currently abroad on holiday, but is expected to sign a six-year contract worth around £100k per week to move to London on a permanent basis.

Carroll impressed during his loan stay at the East London club last season, and despite earlier reports that the club would be unable to afford a permanent deal a package has now been put together, and gives the England striker a chance to end his Anfield misery.

He joined Liverpool for £30m in January 2011, leaving his hometown club Newcastle, but was unable to replicate his goalscoring form in the North West.

Speaking to the Sunday People, Allardyce said: “We are both out of the country but most of the negotiations are done and the financial agreement between us and Liverpool is in place.

“It’s about communicating with Andy and his agent between London, here in Spain where I am and Florida where Andy is. I’ve no real need to speak to him over his decision. I’ve spoken to him enough times so he knows what I think and it’s up to him.

“He’s back in the next few days so we should have a definitive answer by the end of next week.”

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