That seems to agree with this article:
EXCLUSIVE: Andy Carroll hoping to hammer home West Ham switch from Liverpool
ANDY CARROLL is close to completing a deal to move to West Ham on a permanent transfer.
The England striker desperately wants to stay at Upton Park, having developed a strong relationship with manager Sam Allardyce after joining on loan.
Liverpool want £17million for him, but West Ham have offered only £10m for a player who left Newcastle two and a half years ago for £35m, still the record for a British player .
West Ham are hoping that a deal for about £12m will persuade Anfield manager Brendan Rodgers to sell, especially as he is adamant he wants the forward out of his club. Carroll scored just six league goals for the Reds but, since moving to East London, has begun to flourish, and his form in the past few weeks has been eye-catching.
It took the striker until November to find the net for the Hammers after his season-long loan move, and he finished the season with only seven Premier League goals. But he has started to blossom under Allardyce, and with former Magpies team-mate Kevin Nolan alongside him
Carroll, 24, has now told his agent to secure a permanent switch to the Hammers and Allardyce is determined to sign the striker at what he believes would be a bargain fee.
The striker has been involved in numerous off-the-pitch controversies since breaking into Newcastle’s team back in 2006, including fracturing defender Steven Taylor’s jaw during an altercation at the Magpies’ training ground three years ago.
But he believes he has matured and his behaviour has improved significantly since moving to the capital, while his performances in the last quarter of the season were increasingly effective.
Now hopeful of an international recall, Carroll wants the deal to be completed before Roy Hodgson’s England squad travel to South America for their post-season mini-tour.
Former club Newcastle have also shown an interest in Gateshead-born Carroll but, now, would struggle to meet his £90,000-a-week wages.
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Interesting to see whether this means something has changed from someone or if it's all a rouse to get Newcastle to step up their efforts.