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Transfer news: Sam Allardyce says his interest in Reds man has ended
Sam Allardyce has admitted that Liverpool rejected any moves West Ham made for Andy Carroll.
It was thought that new Reds boss Brendan Rogers did not have the club’s record £35 million signing in his plans and that alerted the London club to try to tempt the Geordie Upton Park.
“We never agreed with Liverpool any deal to be able to speak to Andy Carroll to see if he would join us,” Allardyce said.
“Whatever deal we put forward to Liverpool was not agreed to by Liverpool.
“He would have been a massive signing for us and, like everything else, when you see an opportunity you try to go for it.
“Then you get onto negotiations and once that is exhausted you move on, which was a lot sooner than people actually talked about in the media.
“The negotiations were over in a couple of weeks or so regarding whether Andy was or wasn’t going to come to West Ham.”