The West Ham United striker is going nowhere according to his manager.
Among the subjects up for discussion was the recent speculation surrounding the future of West Ham striker Andy Carroll, with the Mirror reporting that the striker could be sold and that both Newcastle United and Sunderland were battling for his signature.
However, Bilic has quashed those claims in emphatic fashion, which suggests West Ham fans can dismiss any and all rumours relating to the target-man.
“We never said we were willing to sell Andy, not me, not the chairman,” Bilic said. “He’s a very popular player.
“We do not want to sell him. I think he likes it here, he’s very important in the dressing room. I know he’s happy here.”
Carroll has been blighted by injuries since signing permanently for West Ham from Liverpool back in 2013. But he is now fit and firing, as his two goals in his last two appearances prove.
With Bilic knowing all too well how quickly a squad can be impacted by injuries, and with Carroll on fire right now, it seems West Ham have absolutely no intention of waving goodbye to him any time soon.
SB: "We never said we were willing to sell Andy, not me, not the Chairman. He's a very popular player..."— West Ham United FC (@whufc_official) January 7, 2016
SB: "We do not want to sell him. I think he likes it here, he's very important in the dressing room. I know he is happy here."— West Ham United FC (@whufc_official) January 7, 2016