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Chelsea boss Benitez: I had £3M Carroll deal for Liverpool

Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez admits he wanted Liverpool to sign Andy Carroll while he was in charge.

Carroll is on-loan at today's opponents West Ham United.

"'He played in the Youth Cup at Anfield," said Benitez. "We were watching him, a young player with power. It was an option and he was quite a lot cheaper than £35m. Take off the three. Quite cheap but sometimes you cannot."

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