West Ham striker Andy Carroll has been linked with a January exit as the club consider their options.

Carroll is out of contract at the end of the season and West Ham could cash in this January to avoid losing him for nothing next summer.

According to The Daily Mirror’s print edition, via HITC Sport, Carroll is on Galatasaray’s radar this January.

But West Ham’s London rivals Tottenham Hotspur could have a say in this potential transfer move.

Here is why Spurs could end up preventing Carroll’s West Ham exit next month.

Fernando Llorente

Fernando Llorente could be on the verge of joining Galatasaray. (Photo by Jose Breton/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

According to Turkish media outlet Star, Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente has agreed a deal to move to Galatasaray.

It is clear that the Turkish heavyweights are chasing a target man striker and Llorente fits the bill.

 

The former Spain international has found game time hard to come by at Spurs with Harry Kane starring up front.

And the 33-year-old looks set to leave this January with Galatasaray reportedly winning the race for his services.

Andy Carroll

Andy Carroll’s injury record could lead to him leaving West Ham. (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United via Getty Images)

This could affect West Ham’s transfer business in January with one potential suitor likely to drop out of the race if Llorente joins.

Carroll has been at West Ham for seven seasons now but injuries have been a constant worry.

The 29-year-old has only played 134 games in that time with West Ham, scoring 33 goals for the Hammers.

With more concerns about his injury record, West Ham are yet to make a decision on whether to extend his ties.

But if Llorente joins Galatasaray, West Ham might struggle to sell Carroll to another club in January.