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West Ham not selling Andy Carroll, coach Slaven Bilic insists

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Bilic: It was all about the team (0:54)

Slaven Bilic says that goals will grab headlines in West Ham's 2-0 defeat of Liverpool, but praises the team as a whole. (0:54)

Andy Carroll will not be sold this month, West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has insisted.

Carroll, 27, has been linked with moves to Sunderland and former club Newcastle amid reports the Hammers were considering cashing in on a player with a bad injury record.

But Bilic has no intention of getting rid of the striker who has scored two goals in his last two matches -- a 2-1 win over Southampton and a 2-0 victory over Liverpool, the club West Ham signed Carroll from for a club-record fee of £15 million in 2013 following a loan spell at Upton Park.

"The club are not willing to listen to offers," Bilic told a news conference. "We want Andy to stay and perform like he does in most games.

"Nobody at the club wants to sell him, he's a very good player. But whenever he scores a couple of goals the rumours start.

"The only way he can stop the rumours is to play badly, which we don't want him to do.

"We don't want to sell him. He's very good in the dressing room and I know he's happy here."

Bilic also reported positive fitness news regarding midfielder Manuel Lanzini.

It was feared the Argentine would be sidelined for up to six weeks with the thigh injury he suffered against Liverpool last Saturday, but Bilic said: "He's working hard on his recovery and hopefully he will be back in two or three weeks."

Victor Moses will not be fit for Saturday's FA Cup tie at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers, but is due back in full training next week, while striker Diafra Sakho could be back at the beginning of February following a thigh injury.