Carroll set for West Ham loan
West Ham United have reportedly agreed a loan deal for Liverpool and England centre forward Andy Carroll.
Promoted from the Championship as play-off winners last season, West Ham are set to pay Liverpool two million pounds to secure Carroll's services for the 2012/13 campaign.
An agreement is believed to be in place for Carroll to join West Ham on a long-term basis if they avoid relegation, with the fee involved reported to be 17 million pounds.
Carroll joined Liverpool from Newcastle United for a club record 35 million pounds in January last year but has failed to make a significant impact during his time at Anfield.
The 23-year old scored just 11 times in 56 games, and had been linked with a move back to his former club.
Carroll shares an agent with West Ham manager Sam Allardyce and club captain Kevin Nolan, both formerly of Newcastle.
Nevertheless, it remains to be seen if the England international will agree to join the east London outfit.