Hammers takeover can’t be entirely ruled out


ClaretandHugh Exclusive by Hughie Southon

The lines over a possible West Ham takeover are becoming  blurred !

It had been believed for some time that the board may be ready to listen to offers in April once the embarrassment clause over selling out no longer applied.

We and other media sites had learned however that David Sullivan had no intention of selling all  or part of his 38 per cent shareholding although David Gold was believed to possibly be ready ” to sell a few” of his 25 per cent according to informed London Stadium sources.

Daniel Kretinsky was seen to be a likely buyer following is £150 million investment in 27 per cent of the shares.

However, recent Claret and Hugh conversations with our key insiders suggest that it may be wrong to entirely rule out a change of ownership.

We were told: “There has been no approach although that’s not to say there won’t be.

However, as is often the way were there to be and the price offered to be acceptable it could always happen.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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