WEST HAM have offered Andy Carroll a mind-boggling £36million contract in the hope of luring him away from Liverpool.

West Ham offer Andy Carroll £36m contract

The two clubs have already agreed a deal for the England striker.

And Sam Allardyce’s Hammers are now ready to pay Carroll, 23, his current £90,000-a-week wages over EIGHT YEARS.

Former club Newcastle are also keen to rescue the £35m man from Anfield.

But an Upton Park source said: “West Ham are not giving up on this.

“The manager wants him badly and the board are backing him to the hilt.”

The clubs have shaken on a £2m loan fee with another £17m on top should the Hammers stay in the Premier League.

An initial five-year deal is on the table with the potential for three more.

Boss Big Sam hopes to get an answer from the star within 24 hours.

Carroll’s chances of a Toon return reduced as the deadline on Demba Ba’s £7m buyout clause ended last night.