Last Updated: Sun, 16 Jun 2013 04:24
Liverpool striker Andy Carroll will decide whether he is joining West Ham next week, according to Hammers boss Sam Allardyce.
Carroll is surplus to requirements at Anfield and Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is happy to move him on and use the money to bring in his own transfer targets this summer.
A transfer fee has been agreed between the two clubs, while personal terms have also been hammered out, so it is now down to Carroll to decide whether he wants to sign for West Ham on a permanent basis.
Carroll has been on holiday and Allardyce is expecting an answer when he returns.
"We are both out of the country but most of the negotiations are done and the financial agreement between us and Liverpool is in place," Allardyce told the People newspaper.
"I've no real need to speak to him over his decision. I've spoken to him enough times so he knows what I think and it's up to him. He's back in the next few days so we should have a definitive answer by the end of next week."
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