West Ham insist Carroll is not for sale

Date published: Thursday 7th January 2016 11:06

Andy Carroll: Told he'll be staying at West Ham

Andy Carroll: Fit for West Ham at Southampton

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic says Andy Carroll will not be be allowed to leave Upton Park this month.

Sunderland, and Carroll’s former club Newcastle, have been linked with moves for the 27-year-old striker, amid reports the Hammers were considering cashing in on a player with a bad injury record.

But Bilic has no intention of getting rid of Carroll, who has looked back to his best recently and scored two goals in his last two matches.

“The club are not willing to listen to offers,” Bilic said. “We want Andy to stay and perform like he does in most games.

“Nobody at the club wants to sell him, he’s a very good player. But whenever he scores a couple of goals the rumours start.

“The only way he can stop the rumours is to play badly, which we don’t want him to do.

“We don’t want to sell him. He’s very good in the dressing room and I know he’s happy here.”

Bilic also reported positive fitness news regarding midfielder Manuel Lanzini.

It was feared the Argentinian would be sidelined for up to six weeks with the thigh injury he suffered against Liverpool last Saturday, but Bilic said: “He’s working hard on his recovery and hopefully he will be back in two or three weeks.”


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