British track legend Kriss Akabusi says West Ham United shouldn't chase the signature of Liverpool striker Andy Carroll.

Carroll is hesitating over the prospect of a move south.

Akabusi told The Sun: "If he doesn't want to come to us, I don't want him either. He's not good enough to worry about. I can understand Carroll in Sam's team - he would be the big bustling forward that provides the knock-downs for the likes of Sam Baldock, Ricardo Vaz Te and Kevin Nolan. But I can think of a lot of better players for £80,000 a week.

"I'm worried about paying someone that kind of money who doesn't want to be there. It could unsettle the side with people like Mark Noble and James Tomkins, who are great workhorses, thinking, 'How can this kid be on twice as much as I am?'"