Last Updated: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:58
West Ham's transfer record signing Andy Carroll has told club chief's that he is happy and has no intention of returning to Newcastle.
The England frontman has had an injury-plagued career at Upton Park since Sam Allardyce rescued him from his Liverpool nightmare.
Allardyce believes in the England striker and says he can win his international place back if he were to play on a regular basis for the Hammers.
This had not stopped speculation in the local press in the north east suggesting that a move back to St James' Park could be on the cards, although much of that can be put down to the fact both sides are touring New Zealand as part of their pre-season preparation.
Carroll has apparently indicated he is happy where he is and is not looking for a move and West Ham's co-owner David Gold appears to agree. He said: "I have no reason to believe Andy Carroll is leaving."
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