West Ham transfers: Andy Carroll is our priority, says Sam Allardyce

West Ham transfers: Sam Allardyce says that signing Andy Carroll on a permanent deal is Hammers' top priority this summer

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Andy Carroll scored seven goals last season Photo: Football.ua/Wikimedia

Sam Allardyce says that signing Andy Carroll on a permanent deal is West Ham United’s “top priority” this summer.

The 24-year-old striker enjoyed a successful loan spell at Upton Park from Liverpool last season, scoring seven goals in 23 top-flight appearances after joining.

West Ham are understood to have already tabled a £15m bid for the forward in recent days but a deal is yet to be concluded.

And Allardyce is keen to bring the England international to east London on a permanent basis as quickly as possible.

“At this moment in time, our first priority is signing Andy Carroll, if we can,” Allardyce told the club’s website.

“[The off-season is] about the recruitment of the other players who we want as quickly as we possibly can. That will be the most difficult part of this summer.”

Last month, Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers revealed that he expected Carroll’s future to resolved sooner rather than later.

“We will talk again with him and the club to see how it all evolves,” said Rodgers. “It’s one of those situations where it will probably be resolved a lot quicker than that for both parties.”

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