Alvaro Morata, 25, had a barnstorming start to his Chelsea career following his club-record summer transfer, but the Spaniard’s goals have dried up in recent weeks and he missed several big chances in the side’s 2-2 draw with Arsenal.
Antonio Conte has not been impressed with Michy Batshuayi since taking over the reigns and is flirting with the idea of letting the Belgian leave in the January transfer window.
The Sun suggests Carroll is the latest name on Chelsea’s shortlist to come in and support Morata at Stamford Bridge.
Carroll has only managed two goals for the Hammers this term and endured a disappointing two year spell at Liverpool following a high-profile £35million move.
It’s understood the England forward is also on Southampton’s radar after Charlie Austin’s recent hamstring injury.
Following Morata’s horror show at the Emirates, Conte admitted: He’s not liking this period. He has to continue to work, continue to improve.
‘For the striker it’s very important to score. In this case I repeat it’s a pity, because he had many chances to score.
‘But at the same time I’m very happy for his commitment, his effort for the team.’ At his press conference, he expanded further:
‘The only thing I can tell him is to continue to work, to stay calm, to continue to work in this way for the team.
‘If he does the chances will arrive for him and also for the other players. I repeat, I understand for the striker it’s not easy when you don’t score.
‘But don’t forget for Alvaro this is the first time he’s played regularly because he didn’t play regularly with Juventus or Real Madrid.
‘But I’m very happy for his commitment and the way he’s playing. He has to stay calm and to continue to play this way and the goal is coming.’