Insider claims 29-year-old striker will cost Chelsea £20m to sign in January

Sky Sports News reporter Kaveh Solhekol confirms Andy Carroll wants to move to Chelsea in the January transfer window

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Andy Carroll is keen on a move to Chelsea but West Ham are demanding £20m for the striker, according to Sky Sports News reporter Kaveh Solhekol.

The England international has emerged as a suprise candidate to improve Antonio Conte’s attacking options at Stamford Bridge for the remainder of the 2017-18 season.

Summer signing Alvaro Morata made a brilliant start to his Chelsea career but the 24-year-old striker has struggled with a lack of confidence and fatigue in recent weeks.

Indeed, the former Juventus striker has failed to score in his last six games in all competitions and was sent off in Chelsea’s penalty shootout win over Norwich in the FA Cup third round replay at Stamford Bridge mid-week.

His understudy Michy Batshuayi has struggled to convince when called upon to provide cover for Morata to prompt talk of the Belgium international leaving the west London side this month.

Carroll has struggled with fitness issues during his Premier League career at Newcastle United, Liverpool FC and West Ham.

Sky Sports News reporter Solhekol confirmed that Carroll wants to move to Chelsea but West Ham are looking to make a profit on the England international.

“Andy Carroll is keen on a move to Chelsea,” Solhekol told Sky Sports News on Thursday morning.

“They’re interested in a loan deal but so far West Ham are refusing to consider anything apart from a permanent move. Carroll is on about £90,000 a week at West Ham.

“He has 18 months left on his contract. West Ham haven’t received any offers but they would do business for about £20m.”

West Ham signed Carroll in a £15m deal from Liverpool in 2014.

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