West Ham United are set to send Andy Carroll back to Liverpool.

The Sun says the Hammers have decided the England striker has not done enough to clinch a permanent £17million switch and justify wages of £84,000 a week.

A Hammers source insisted: "The move for Carroll is just too expensive.

"In the current economic climate, £17m plus £84k-a-week over four years would add up to around £33m and we need to cut our cloth."