Report: Andy Carroll's surprise Sevilla loan move collapses at the eleventh hour

Andy Carroll's surprise loan move from West Ham United to Sevilla has reportedly fallen through.

According to the Daily Mail, Andy Carroll has seen the chance of a shock move to Sevilla collapse at the eleventh hour after West Ham’s bid to sign Simone Zaza fell through.

Reports claim that the injury-plagued striker, who scored five goals in 14 appearances for the Hammers last season, was all set to move to the Spanish club before West Ham’s search for a replacement hit a wall.

The Hammers are keen on a deal for Simone Zaza - but Juventus have now pulled the plug on that transfer, and the Premier League club don’t want to part the Englishman as a result.

Instead, Sevilla have completed a move for Fernando Llorente from the Italian champions, with the Spanish international returning to La Liga on a deal worth a reported £75,000 per week.

This means Carroll will remain at Upton Park, where he will seek to get his career back on track following a string of serious injuries and fitness issues.

According to BBC Sport, the 26-year-old could return from injury against former club Newcastle United on 14 September after recommencing first-team training.

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