Liverpool outcast Carroll looking for pay rise in West Ham move

Andy Carroll wants a pay rise to £100,000 per week if he is to make a permanent move to West Ham from Liverpool, according to the Daily Mirror.

Carroll currently receives a weekly wage of £80,000 from the Reds, despite spending the entire season on loan with the Hammers, and will miss the opening stages of the new season through injury after suffering ankle damage in one of West Ham’s final games of the campaign just ended.

West Ham still want to sign the England international on a full-time basis but Carroll wants an extra £20,000 in his pay packet if he is to agree to move to Upton Park. The two clubs have already agreed a £15.5m transfer fee, which means Liverpool taking a loss of around £20m on a player they signed for £35m from Newcastle in 2011.

Carroll was said to be waiting to see if Newcastle expressed an interest in re-signing their former centre-forward and when the Magpies backed away from the proposed move, confirmed he would join West Ham – if he received a six-figure sum.

Sam Allardyce’s side are not thought to have agreed to their terms and will look for a compromise, which would see the deal completed by Friday. In his season at the Boleyn Ground, Carroll made 23 appearances and scored seven goals, having played 58 times for Liverpool and found the net on 11 occasions.

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