Carroll’S move from Liverpool to West Ham hinges on wage rise as Man United step up Ronaldo bid

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ANDY Carroll’s transfer from Liverpool to West Ham hinges on the striker getting a pay rise, according to reports today.

The former Newcastle man wants an increase in his salary to £100,000 a week, reports the Daily Mirror.

West Ham and Liverpool have agreed a £15m fee for the frontman.

Other transfer stories today:

Manchester City have agreed a deal to sign Shakhtar Donetsk’s Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho, 28, after reaching a compromise on his buy-out clause of £42.5m. Full story: Daily Telegraph

Manchester United have increased their efforts to sign Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 28, and they are prepared to offer £65m plus a player to prise him from the Spanish club. Full Story: The Sun

Tottenham have offered 30-year-old England striker Jermain Defoe plus cash to Aston Villa in exchange for Christian Benteke, 22. Spurs face competition from Atletico Madrid, who are ready to bid £25m for the Belgium forward. Full story: Daily Mirror

New Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho hopes to hijack Arsenal’s £23m move for Fiorentina’s Montenegro striker Stevan Jovetic, 23. Full story: The Times [subscription required]

Mourinho has made Manchester City forward Edin Dzeko, 27, his top transfer target at Chelsea. Full story: Daily Star

And Mourinho faces a fight to persuade Romelu Lukaku, 20, to stay at the club, with the Belgian striker believed to favour another loan deal next season in order improve his chances of making the 2014 World Cup. Full story: The Guardian

Manchester United defender Patrice Evra, 32, is poised to join his former club Monaco - paving the way for Leighton Baines to move from Everton to Old Trafford. Full story: Daily Mirror

Monaco will offer John Terry, 32, a tax-free salary of around £150,000 a week in an effort to persuade the Chelsea defender to leave Stamford Bridge this summer. Full story: Daily Telegraph

Bayern Munich want Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, 26, and are prepared to offer winger Arjen Robben, 29, as part of a swap deal. Full story: The Sun

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny, 27, a £15m summer target for Bayern Munich, admits he could leave the Gunners if they fail to show ambition in the transfer market. Full story: Daily Mail

Wigan chairman Dave Whelan says he would let Latics players join manager Roberto Martinez at Everton, with midfielders James McCarthy and Callum McManaman, both 22, the Toffees’ targets. Full story: The Guardian

France international midfielder Etienne Capoue, 24, has admitted he will be looking to leave Toulouse this summer, with Arsenal and Tottenham both interested. Full story: Metro

Liverpool hope to keep Denmark defender Daniel Agger, 28, at Anfield despite interest from big-spending Monaco. Full story: The Guardian

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 28, has fuelled speculation he could leave the Spanish capital this summer by putting his stunning villa up for sale. Full story: Daily Express