Report: Carroll Chinese takeaway authorised

CarrolldivesWEST HAM have reportedly been attempting to sell injury-prone Andy Carroll to any one of three Chinese Super League clubs but with Tuesday representing deadline day it is now not going to happen.

And with Michail Antonio suspended for the Chelsea game after a red card yesterday Carroll will be needed – if fit – in a big way.

According to The Sun co-chairman David Sullivan “authorised the sale of the striker at a board meeting  earlier this month”  before negotiations began with potential new clubs.

The three clubs were allegedly given permission to discuss the transfer of Carroll away from the London Stadium were Tianjin Quanjian, Hebei China Fortune and Shandong Luneng Taishan who were all keen on the player.

But it is believed negotiations  hit a brick wall and the struggling striker will now remain with West Ham.

It now would seem that if any deal is going to happen it will need to wait until the summer.



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3 comments on “Report: Carroll Chinese takeaway authorised

  1. Of course they have. Utter rubbish.

  2. Complete non story this for me. I just can’t see it. He has a young family, just bought a couple of dogs, no club will sign a striker that plays less than 50% of the matches. Nah I don’t think so.

  3. Why would a club whose strikers are either not fit or are unable to score sell the one who can score -when he is fit? Especially when they still need a couple wins to be safe. Well done The Sun. Great story- so is Thomas The Tank Engine.

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