West Ham had a £15M bid for Andy Carroll accepted by Liverpool, but as we reported earlier today the former Newcastle striker is dragging his feet on committing to the east London side, as he hopes that Newcastle will come in for him.
Wilfried Bony – West Ham now interested in Newcastle target
24 year-old Carroll is currently on holiday in the United States with his girlfriend, but it seems West Ham may be turning to other strikers, just in case Andy turns them down when he returns from the states.
The Hammers failed in a bid last week for Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo, and news today that they have already held talks with Wilfried Bony’s representatives.
And of course Newcastle have been linked heavily with the 24 year-old Vitesse striker and Ivory Coast International, who scored 37 goals in 37 games last season for the Dutch side, who finished 4th in the Eredivisie.
West Ham are also said to be tracking Stuttgart’s 25 year-old Martin Harnik, an Austrian international who can also play out on the wing, and they are also considering a move for former Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou, and the 27 year-old left Chelsea as a free agent last summer and signed for Lille.
So it seems that West Ham are lining up some replacements – but if Andy does turn down West Ham it will leave an interesting situation this summer, since Newcastle will not meet that £15M that Liverpool will demand for their striker.
We’d give Liverpool £10M at most probably – and that would add up to a £25M loss for Liverpool on the Geordie lad, in a short thirty months.
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