... and they hope Newcastle will take back their "Geordie Son" in January.
Although Carroll is nearing a return to action following his injury problems, the East London outfit want him off the books.
No Toon return!
West Ham believe that Newcastle would take him back, but I can promise you ... Mike Ashley would not touch him with a barge-pole.
At Alan Pardew's request, United discussed the long-standing possibility of re-signing their former number nine again in the summer, but it never got off the starting blocks with Ashley refusing to entertain the idea.
Carroll's wages are well above Ashley's wage cap, and the England international has an injury record that will frighten off most clubs.