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West Ham reportedly contacted over potential signing

According to reports, Chelsea have made contact with West Ham over the possibility of signing Andy Carroll on a permanent deal but the Hammers are not willing to sell the 28-year-old for anything less than his evaluation.

The East London club could change their stance if Michy Batshuayi was included as part of a deal for Carroll but Spanish club Sevilla are said to be confident of signing the Belgian.

With Batshuayi having failed to impress manager Antonio Conte, Chelsea want to bring Carroll to Stamford Bridge as an alternative to first-choice striker Alvaro Morata.

Conte had hoped to sign Fernando Llorente last summer but the veteran Spaniard ended up joining Tottenham. Carroll is a similar type of player as Llorente and could fit into the plans of Conte.

Despite his injury problems, he also has plenty of experience at the highest level and has scored 25 goals from 86 Premier League appearances for the Hammers.