West Ham United centre forward Andy Carroll is being considered by Chelsea as they look to bring in a new striker this January, The Telegraph is reporting.
And Chelsea could launch a loan bid for the West Ham striker.
The Hammers are thought to be considering the future of all three of their out and out senior strikers.
Javier Hernandez has featured sporadically under David Moyes – having been shunned by the Scotsman at Manchester United previously – and West Ham are said to be open to offers.
Diafra Sakho once again wants out and he will be sold if the price is right.
So West Ham might be reluctant to let Carroll leave on loan to Chelsea.
Chelsea want a new striker to compete with misfiring summer arrival Alvaro Morata and they have also considered Crystal Palace’s Christian Benteke.
But Carroll is another option for Antonio Conte and the 9-cap England international could be used in a loan swap deal with Michy Batshuayi.
The Belgium international has been a target for West Ham in the past but Antonio Conte does not seem keen on him.
West Ham could be tempted to offload Andy Carroll, who earns £90k per week according to this article, to free up some wage space.