Carroll bid accepted

Liverpool have agreed a fee of £15 million with West Ham United for striker Andy Carroll, though the England international is yet to decide on where he wants to move to Upton Park on a permanent basis.

Carroll’s former club Newcastle United are also said to be interested, though they are yet to make a bid.

The 24 year old joined up with Sam Allardyce’s side in August on a season-long loan deal, though he missed a month of the campaign with a knee injury.

However, seven goals in twenty-two appearances was enough to convince the Hammers to make an offer.

Carroll was signed for Liverpool by Kenny Dalglish in January 2011 for £35 million, a fee which remains a record for a British player.

Brendan Rodgers arrival last summer threw the strikers future into doubt, and he was soon sent out on loan.
Meanwhile, the Reds appear to be in pole position to sign Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.

The Potters, who yesterday parted company with manager Tony Pulis, brought in Engalnd goalkeeper Jack Butland in January with Begovic expected to be moving on in the summer.

Arsenal and Manchester United have also been linked with the Bosnian international, though he has been quoted by a newspaper in his home country as saying that he will be joining Liverpool.

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