WEST HAM co-owner David Gold has refused to rule out a move for Andy Carroll if the Liverpool striker becomes available this summer.
The £35million frontman has been the subject of speculation after Reds boss Brendan Rodgers failed to provide any assurances about his future at Anfield.
Rodgers has challenged him to prove he can fit into the new style he wants to play when he returns to pre-season training later this month.
The Hammers have been linked with a swoop for Carroll but Liverpool have received no offers.
Gold said: “I am not aware of any talks between ourselves or Liverpool over Andy Carroll.
“But that’s not to say we don’t have an interest should he become available.”
Former Liverpool midfielder Didi Hamann has questioned whether Carroll has the quality needed to help take the club forward under Rodgers.
On Twitter the German claimed that Carroll “was badly out of his depth” last season and added: “If LFC want to get near the top four this season you need players who hit the ground running and not start playing in the last 10 games when it’s too late.”