Could West Ham's Andy Carroll play himself back onto Everton's radar?

General View prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Southampton at Goodison Park on December 29, 2013 in Liverpool, England.

West Ham United striker Andy Carroll was linked with Everton earlier in the season.

Andy Carroll of West am United  celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Hull City and West Ham United at KCOM Stadium on April 1, 2017 in Hull,...

The Sun reported back in October that Everton were surprisingly interested in West Ham striker Andy Carroll as the Toffees looked to fill the void that Romelu Lukaku left behind in the summer at Goodison Park.

With Ronald Koeman since being sacked and with Carroll not scoring at all this season, it would be no surprise if Everton fans felt that a potential move was no longer on the table - and they would probably be pleased about that. 

Andy Carroll of West Ham United celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal at the Boleyn Ground on April 9, 2016...

But perhaps, there is the slightest possibility that this week could end with Carroll playing himself back onto the Toffees' radar.

Of course, Everton host West Ham at Goodison Park on Wednesday night, and that will give the club a great chance to have a look at the former Newcastle forward up close - and if he impresses and scores, then perhaps the Toffees may consider scouting the 28-year-old more often in the coming months.

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Crystal Palace looks on prior to the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Hull City at Selhurst Park on May 14, 2017 in London, England.

And their desire to scout the forward more often may perhaps increase even further if they end up appointing Sam Allardyce as their new manager, with Sky Sports reporting that Everton are back in talks with the former Crystal Palace man.

Carroll made a handful of first-team appearances for Newcastle while Big Sam was in charge at St James' Park around a decade ago, and it was Allardyce who was in charge of West Ham when he was signed on loan in 2012 and then permanently one year later.

That loan spell remains one of his best seasons in the top flight to date, so perhaps Allardyce be tempted to take a closer look at him if he ends up getting the Toffees job and Carroll shines in Wednesday's meeting between the two sides.

The Sun reported when Everton's interest was suggested that Carroll had 18 months left on his deal, so perhaps West Ham may not be against discussing a move if David Moyes feels that he would rather have the money to spend on his own targets for January. 

It was a surprise last month when Carroll was reported to be on Everton's radar, so perhaps it may now not be the greatest surprise if there is the slightest chance that he could end up back on that radar depending on how this week plays out. 

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