West Ham reject lucrative offers from Chinese Super League clubs for striker Andy Carroll
West Ham have rejected offers from Chinese clubs for Andy Carroll.
The 6ft 4ins striker was a target for Tianjin Quanjian, Hebei China Fortune and Shandong Luneng, however, West Ham could ill afford to let him go with a threadbare squad and limited attacking options.
Diafra Sakho, however, is due to return from injury next month.
Hammers boss Slaven Bilic is hopeful Carroll will be fit to face Chelsea in their next match a week on Monday.
The former Liverpool forward missed Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Watford with a groin problem but Bilic expects him back in full training by Wednesday at the latest.
‘The guys from the medical department have told me he’s going to start training Tuesday or Wednesday,’ said Bilic.
‘He ran on Friday and Saturday morning with no negative reaction, so hopefully. Me and my medical department are fighting. They say Wednesday, I say Tuesday.
‘Then hopefully four or five days of training, that is always enough for Andy to shine in the next game. So hopefully he is going to be able to play against Chelsea.’
Carroll has scored four goals in his last four matches for the East Londoners and was won the goal of the month award for January following his stunning effort against Crystal Palace.
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