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West Ham striker Andy Carroll will miss both games of the club's pre-season tour of New Zealand due to an ankle injury.
The 25-year-old missed the first half of last season with a heel problem, and the club are keen to do all they can to make sure he starts the new campaign fully fit.
Diego Poyet has hinted he is on the verge of completing a move to West Ham.
The 19-year-old midfielder, son of Sunderland manager Gus Poyet, is a free agent after his contract at Charlton expired.
Poyet has reportedly also attracted interest from Chelsea, Manchester City and the Black Cats.