West Ham have denied a deal has been done to sign Liverpool striker Andy Carroll on a season-long loan with a view to a permanent transfer.
Hammers boss Sam Allardyce is believed to be keen to add the England target-man to his squad for the club’s Barclays Premier League and 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.
But with Brendan Rodgers having offered Carroll hope of a future at Anfield, West Ham have moved to distance themselves from claims that a deal is in place.
The 23-year-old striker has scored six goals in 42 Premier League games for Liverpool since joining from Newcastle in January 2011.