West Ham have completed the signing of Andy Carroll from Liverpool on a six-year contract for a club-record fee.
The 24-year-old finalised the deal, which is understood to have cost the Hammers £15.5million plus a further #2million in add-ons, after successfully undergoing a medical last night.
Despite the lengthy contract, West Ham have the option to add a further two years if they wish
Liverpool will take a significant loss on the 24-year-old, who signed from Newcastle for £35million in January 2011 as a replacement for the Chelsea-bound Fernando Torres.
However, Rodgers is keen to bring in funds to help his own summer spending, with Shakhtar Donetsk's £20million-rated forward Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Sporting Lisbon defender Tiago Ilori, Sevilla midfielder Luis Alberto and Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet all on the radar, with Manchester City defender Kolo Toure and Celta Vigo forward Iago Aspas already secured.
Carroll becomes West Ham's third signing of the summer following Shakhtar Donetsk defender Razvan Rat and Real Betis goalkeeper Adrian.