Date: 27th February 2017 at 8:05pm
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received three bids for Andy Carroll from China recently but elected to turn them down.

A trio of independent bids were made from clubs within the east Asian country, clubs which have become increasingly notorious for their bottomless checkbooks in recent seasons, according to a source over at Claret and Hugh.

Reports circulated last week that  had invited bids for the big Geordie but assert that was not entirely the case and that the bids were made independently.

are said to be well aware of ongoing interest in Carroll from the Chinese Super League but have become growingly reluctant to sell the 6’4″ because of their glaring lack of options up front. A source said:

“We certainly had offers – three of them – but there was no way we could let him leave given the player shortage.”

Interest in the player is sure to resume come the summer window and could be tempted, despite Carroll’s form when fit, to sell the often injured target man.

Carroll has netted 6 league goals in just 12 appearances this season but missed the Hammers’ recent away trip to with a mystery groin injury.