Andy Carroll is undergoing a medical with West Ham ahead of his proposed £15m permanent switch to Upton Park.
The 24 year old striker spent last season on loan with the Hammers and scored seven times in 24 league appearances for Sam Allardyce’s side.
West Ham’s £15m bid was accepted a month or so ago, but Carroll stalled on making a decision on whether to accept the deal or not. It is believed he wanted to see if he had a chance to resurrect his Anfield career or return to former club Newcastle United.
Carroll’s medical results may not be conclusive today, which might see the deal announced tomorrow morning or possibly later.
The tall frontman commanded a £35m fee when he left St James’ Park for Anfield in January 2011, but he never managed to come close to living up to the inflated price tag.
He only managed two goals, which both came in the same game against Manchester City, in the remainder of that season for the club and then scored just four league goals in the 2011/12 season.
The manager who signed him, Kenny Dalglish, was then sacked in May 2012 and his replacement, Brendan Rodgers, instantly seemed unlikely to want the England striker to stick around. He was loaned to West Ham at the end of the transfer window and seemed to enjoy their style of play.