The Hammers were desperate to break the bank as manager Allardyce wanted to build the squad around the £35m rated striker of Liverpool.
West Ham United had lodged a bid of £17m but was rebuffed as the player wants to concentrate on his Anfield career and would fight for regular first team places.
“My manager wanted Andy Carroll, so we backed him,” – Sullivan was quoted while speaking to Daily Mirror.
“Andy was the perfect player for him and the style of football we play.
The rich businessman added “We had a deal in place with Liverpool to borrow the player which automatically became a purchase i...