West Ham went behind manager David Moyes’ back to agree a deal with Chelsea for the loan of Andy Carroll but face the move going up in smoke after the striker’s injury blow, according to reports.
The Daily Mail claim on their website that the Hammers did not inform the Scottish boss about their agreement with their London rivals to temporarily offload the 29-year-old attacker, which would have seen the forward depart permanently in the summer.
However, the deal appears to be on the brink of collapsing after the Telegraph stated that medical reportedly revealed that Carroll could be out for six weeks with an ankle injury, and that if surgery is required that it could keep him out of action until the middle of May in what would be a major blow.
As a result Chelsea are said to have cooled their interest significantly in the striker, who has scored two goals in 14 appearances across all competitions this season.
Football Insider verdict
David Moyes may have just been handed a double blow over Carroll, who looks set to miss yet more action after an injury plagued career. Not only has he seen one of his star strikers ruled out, but the club are reportedly hiding their transfer plans from him, which is a blatant disregard for his authority. How is he meant to control a squad when those above him are making decisions behind his back? If he is reading these reports, you can imagine him storming into the offices at the club and demanding an explanation. It is a worrying claim over the Hammers’ way of working, and could set them up for failure if they are not careful.
In other West Ham transfer news, the club are eyeing up a swoop for a top flight powerhouse available for a bargain fee.

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