Chelsea are interested in signing West Ham United striker Andy Carroll, according to a report by The Sun.

Chelsea want to sign a back-up striker to Alvaro Morata and seem to have lost faith in former West Ham target Michy Batshuayi.

Antonio Conte has assessed his options in the transfer market and now could make a surprise move for West Ham’s Andy Carroll.

Carroll has been with the Hammers since he made the permanent switch from Liverpool in 2013.

In that time, the 28-year-old has been plagued with injuries and has drifted in and out of the team as a result.

He had yet to score this season before Tuesday night, when he netted a brace – including a stoppage time winner – to seal a dramatic 2-1 win over West Brom at The London Stadium.

The 9-cap England international is renowned for his strength and prowess in the air but is infamous for his injury problems.

Carroll will be entering the final year of his West Ham contract next season and the club could be tempted to cash in on the physical centre forward if the price is right.

A move to Chelsea could well be on the cards then but West Ham manager David Moyes last night admitted that he was in the dark about this link.