Report: West Ham United want over £15 million for Andy Carroll

West Ham United striker Andy Carroll has been linked with a return to Newcastle United of late.

According to the London Evening Standard, West Ham United are not interested in selling Andy Carroll for anything less than £15 million.

Carroll has been linked with Newcastle United of late, but Slaven Bilic is reportedly keen to keep hold of the target man.

Bilic has been impressed by Carroll’s ability during his time at Upton Park, and he is apparently a key part of the Croatian’s future plans.

As a result, West Ham are determined to keep hold of the England international, unless an offer comes in that they simply cannot refuse.

West Ham paid £15 million to sign Carroll from Liverpool back in 2013, as reported by the BBC, and Newcastle’s bid would have to exceed this price if they were to have any success in luring the 26-year-old back to St. James’ Park.

Newcastle have seen Carroll's talents first-hand, during his time at the club as a youngster, but his career has stalled somewhat since he left Tyneside, with injury problems plaguing his progression. 

Carroll has played 61 times since signing for West Ham on a permanent basis, and he has scored on 15 occasions during those appearances.

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