West Ham manager David Moyes dismissed reports that Premier League champions Chelsea have made contact in their pursuit of striker Andy Carroll.
Carroll has been linked with a move to Chelsea, who are believed to be keen on bringing the England international to Stamford Bridge on a permanent basis following initial speculation he could arrive on loan.
However, Moyes is unaware of Chelsea’s interest in the 29-year-old, who has scored twice in the Premier League this season.
“They have not made contact with me, so if they have made contact with someone else I don’t know about it,” Moyes said following Tuesday’s 1-0 win over Shrewsbury in the FA Cup.
“At the moment Andy Carroll is one of my squad, I want to add to the squad, not lose players.
“I know nothing about it. There have been a lot of rumours regarding a loan but as far as I know it has never officially come from Chelsea. I am not keen to lose any players, I am more keen to add to the squad.
“At the moment Andy has an ankle injury so we are hoping that will settle quickly and he will be back training shortly.”