Andy Carroll is ready to embark on a gruelling training regime away from England this summer in a bid to resurrect his injury-plagued career.
The West Ham striker is recovering from double ankle surgery, an injury that wrecked the final four months of his season.
And the former England international is giving serious consideration to completing the bulk of his rehabilitation away from his homeland.
Carroll is believed to be considering the United States and the United Arab Emirates as destinations for his summer training camp.
The striker is facing an uphill battle to be fit for next season due to his latest ankle problem.
The 30-year-old is set to leave West Ham this summer when his contract expires —meaning he will be without a club heading into the new season.
Teams in the American MLS are understood to have shown interest in Carroll, but he is focusing on returning to fitness before confirming his next move.
Carroll also missed the first four months of the season after an earlier ankle operation. He made 14 appearances before he was sidelined again.
Carroll has scored 34 goals in 142 games for West Ham since arriving from Liverpool, initially on loan, in August 2012.
His seven-year stay has been plagued by injury, a key factor in the club's decision not to renew his contract.