West Ham make record bid for Carroll, Kompany inks new deal and Cole future uncertain
According to BBC Sport, Premier League new boys West Ham have made a club record bid of £17million for Liverpool striker Andy Carroll.
The Hammers are offering £2million for an initial season-long loan, before the possibility of making the purchase permanent next summer for the remaining £15million.
Carroll’s future at Anfield has been under intense scrutiny since the appointment of new boss Brendan Rodgers, who has suggested the 23-year-old doesn't fit into his plans.
The target man only scored 16 fantasy football points last season as he struggled to find consistent form, though has expressed his desire to stay on Merseyside to prove that he's worth his £35million price tag.
Defending Premier League champions Manchester City have been boosted by captain Vincent Kompany putting pen-to-paper on a new six-year contract, according to Sky Sports.
The Belgian centre-back was pivotal to a City defence that leaked the lowest amount of goals in the league last season (29), keeping 15 clean sheets en route to their first league title in 44 years.
He also scored the vital goal in the Manchester derby in April which handed City the initiative going into the final two games of the season.
Another defender in the news about his contract is Chelsea’s Ashley Cole.
The Blues and England full-back, who scored 27 fantasy football points last season, only has one year left on his contract and the Daily Mirror reports discussions are yet to take place.
Cole, 31, represents one of the Chelsea old guard that the club are looking to filter out over the next couple of years.
However, it would be a surprise if he wasn’t offered a new deal given the widely-held perception that he is still one of the finest full-backs in the world.
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