Carroll told by West Ham to lower wage demands

Liverpool striker Andy Carroll has reportedly been told to lower his wage demands if he is to secure a permanent move to West Ham United, according to Mirror.

The 24 year old has been heavily linked with the club where he spend the majority of last season on loan, though his representatives have demanded he receives £100,000 per week.

However, despite being keen to land the England international, the Hammers have said that that figure, which represents a £20,000 per week pay rise, is out of the question.

Meanwhile, Iago Aspas is today expected to complete his move from Celta Vigo, after undergoing a medical on Merseyside yesterday.

The 25 year old recently cancelled a holiday in the Caribbean in order to finalise the transfer.

Aspas will become the club’s second new addition of the season following the free transfer of defender Kolo Toure from Manchester City, who is set join up with the squad on July 1st.

Elsewhere, the future of Reds defender Martin Skrtel is set to be decided next week, with his agent expected to fly into Liverpool for talks with the club.

The Slovakia international, who fell out of favour at Anfield in the second half of last season, has been linked with a move to Napoli, who recently appointed his former boss Rafael Benitez as manager.

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