Photo: West Ham’s Andy Carroll working hard to regain full fitness

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West Ham United striker Andy Carroll is reportedly on the radar of Premier League rivals Newcastle United.

West Ham United striker Andy Carroll has been working hard over the past few days in order to regain full fitness ahead of pre-season training.

The England international has suffered with injuries since his permanent move to the Hammers from Liverpool in the summer of 2013.

A knee problem ruled out the former Newcastle United star for much of the recently concluded 2014-15 campaign, but he is determined to be in top shape for the 2015-16 season.

Carroll has been training hard over the past few days, as shown in the following photo posted by West Ham co-chairman David Gold on social networking site Twitter:

Interestingly, Carroll has been linked with a move back to his former club Newcastle in the summer transfer window.

According to a report in The Chronicle earlier this month, the Magpies are interested in signing the 26-year-old from West Ham.

It was reported by the British newspaper that Newcastle are willing to recruit back the striker they sold to Premier League rivals Liverpool in January 2011 but only “for a knockdown price”.

Carroll could make only 14 appearances in the Premier League in the recently concluded 2014-15 season, scoring five goals and creating 11 chances in the process.

In the 2013-14 campaign, Carroll scored two goals and created 15 chances in 15 Premier League matches.

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