Speaking to TalkSport the co-owner declared: “I think I he said in a press conference, if I read it correctly, he’s not part of his plans for this season.
“I think he said that in New Zealand but we don’t agree with that. We would like to sit down and give him a longer contract.”
“We do like him, we do see him as part of the long-term future of the club but we have to agree it with the manager because there’s no point signing a player he’s not going to play.”
Another Hammers star whose future is in doubt is defender Winston Reid, who is understood to have rejected terms on a new contract.
But Sullivan added: “I think we will get to a deal with Winston… So both balls are in the air.”