Allardyce resigned to defeat in pursuit of Liverpool's Carroll
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce concedes Liverpool striker Andy Carroll is unlikely to move to Upton Park. Allardyce has now spent the bulk of his transfer budget on winger Matt Jarvis, who cost almost £11million from Wolves.
Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers confirmed on Wednesday he wants to move Carroll on to raise funds for his own transfer targets, but Allardyce said: "I don't know whether that benefits me or not.
"Our problem is I have since moved on financially. When I first went for Andy Carroll I could afford him, whether I could now is a different matter.
"At the very best I think one player will be joining us before the deadline tomorrow.
"Hopefully we can achieve that and get a quality player who could add to the team and the squad and make an impact almost immediately."