Andy Carroll celebrates scoring for West Ham United in 2017
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Everton linked with £20m move for West Ham striker

Everton have been linked with making a £20m move for former Liverpool striker, Andy Carroll.

Everton are in desperate need of a new striker following the £75million departure of Romelu Lukaku. Lukaku has already scored seven goals in the Premier League for his new side Manchester United, including one against Everton, while Everton’s whole squad have only mustered four League goals between them.

They chased a number of strikers this summer, including Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud, but ultimately only signed Sandro Ramirez for just £5m. Youngster Dominic Calvert-Lewin has led the Everton line for the majority of the season so far, and have even had to resort to playing Oumar Niasse, a player who had been originally outcast from the Everton squad by Ronald Koeman.

However, according to the Sun on Sunday, Everton are now eyeing up a move for West Ham United striker Andy Carroll.

Carroll of course has already spent time on Merseyside. He became Liverpool’s club record signing back in 2010 when he joined the Reds in a £35m deal. However, he only made 58 appearances for the club before being initially loaned to West Ham with the deal eventually being made permanent for around £17m.

With just 18 months remaining on his current contract at the Hammers, the article claims that Everton are preparing a £20m offer that could tempt Slaven Bilic to sell the injury prone striker.

With Javier Hernandez the undisputed number one striker at the London Stadium, and with Andre Ayew and Diafra Sakho also battling for game time, Carroll could be tempted to move back to Merseyside and become Evertons first choice.

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