West Ham forced to send Carroll back to Liverpool

West Ham United striker Andy Carroll faces returning to Liverpool in the summer.

West Ham United striker Andy Carroll faces returning to Liverpool in the summer.

The Daily Star Sunday says he is set to become a Liverpool outcast again as West Ham have conceded defeat in their bid to buy the on-loan England hitman.

West Ham now know they cannot afford the £17million fee Liverpool are demanding for the player who cost them £35m from Newcastle.

And without them in the hunt, the picture is bleak for Carroll, despite his recent good form.

Newcastle have tried to re-sign him twice – only to find the Liverpool board reluctant to sell him back because of the loss they would make on the deal overall.

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