Chelsea make formal approach to sign Andy Carroll

Craig Bellamy questioned the former Newcastle striker's work ethic in training

WEST HAM UNITED manager, David Moyes, was a relieved man after Reece Burke's extra-time victor finally saw of plucky Sky Bet League One outfit, Shrewsbury Town, in an otherwise frustrating Emirates FA Cup third-round replay at the London Stadium.

The club have reportedly fielded interest from Chelsea and are prepared to listen to offers for the striker before the end of the January transfer window.

Shrewsbury manager Paul Hurst admits that tonight's FA Cup replay against West Ham will be more hard than the first tie - but believes his team can still upset the bookies.

"Andy Carroll is part of my squad".

David Moyes and West Ham United will be glad to not see Shrewsbury Town again this season, as the Hammers badly struggled for the second straight match against the League One side and needed a Reece Burke wonderful strike in second extra time to win 1-0 in the FA Cup Third Round Replay. Everybody told me he hadn't performed before I came, but everybody knew how good he was at Stoke City, and that's why we paid a big fee for him. At the moment Andy has an ankle injury.

The former Liverpool striker, 29, is keen on a move to Stamford Bridge but West Ham have made it clear they would not be willing to allow him to leave on loan.

"I'm not keen to lose any players at all".

He added: "I'm really pleased with Marko. I don't want to be an impact player coming off the bench".

"Cup ties are hard, the expectation is on us to make all the running", Moyes said.

Hernandez's swift exit would be just another case of West Ham signing a player before quickly realising their mistake and offloading them nearly as soon as possible, highlighting the club's struggles in the transfer market.



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