The striker is currently in talks with The Cherries and there is no problem over the fee with the Championship outfit’s owners.
A well placed Irons insider told ClaretandHugh this morning that a fee of around £1 million had been agreed between the two clubs and that it was now down to the player .
A Hammers source said: “The fee is around that sort of figure but we are not sure whether they can afford Carlton’s wages. The ball is in his court.”
However, The Cherries are well placed financially and recently landed a £5 million plus cash windfall from the sale of Adam Lallana who was poached from their academy as a youngster.
The Cherries had a 25 per cent of any sell on clause put in which has now given them a welcome addition to their finances.
A Bournemouth source told us: “Everybody here is hoping it happens – Carlton is exactly what we need at the moment.