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West Ham United striker Andy Carroll is a potential transfer target for La Liga side Sevilla, according to Spanish newspaper Estadio Deportivo.

The Hammers centre forward has been heavily linked with a London Stadium exit this month, as Chelsea reportedly eye the England international as a potential mid-season recruit.

Ironically, the current Premier League champions have been linked with a move for West Ham’s Carroll due to doubts over Michy Batshuayi’s suitability – with the Belgian also being linked with a loan move to Sevilla.

Estadio Deportivo suggest that the Spanish side want Batshuayi as their first-choice January recruit but could turn to Carroll should a deal for the Chelsea forward not be forthcoming.

The West Ham forward has had a quiet campaign so far, scoring just two Premier League goals and being in and out of the Hammers side due to injury.

Carroll is currently on the treatment table due to an ankle complaint, with David Moyes having joy by fielding Marko Arnautovic as a central striker in the 29-year-old’s absence.

As reported suitors for Carroll start to stack up, West Ham will be tempted to offload the striker this month and raise potential transfer funds to be reinvested in the squad.

The centre forward has had periods of success with the Hammers, but the majority of the club’s fans are ready to say goodbye to the targetman as his consistent unavailability has caused frustration on the terraces.

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