West Ham manager Slaven Bilic speaks out on Andy Carroll rumours

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The West Ham United striker is going nowhere according to his manager.

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has been speaking ahead of his side’s FA Cup clash against Wolverhampton Wanderers, with his comments published on the Hammers’ official Twitter account.

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.

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