Carroll said yesterday "I would consider a club that is playing in Europe this season" . and obviously the Hammers are not!
But, let's be honest, if Liverpool tell him he is unwanted and West Ham have had their offer accepted . what will he do? Sam Allardyce is keen to add the England target-man to his squad he was reported to have offered £2million to take the player on loan.
That deal was also thought to include a £17m fee to make the switch permanent next summer as the Reds are reluctant to allow the man they paid £35m for last year to leave in a loan-only deal.
West Ham have moved to distance themselves from claims that a deal is in place.