The report has claimed that since billionaire Albert Smith purchased 10% of the club last year, talks have been held with a number of potential investors in the USA.

It has also been reported that Sulllivan is in no rush to sell West Ham, who are an established club in the Premier League.

With son Jack being groomed as the eventual boss and the club investing over the last two  years like never before there seems less likelihood than ever of the current owners being remotely interested in a sale.

He is currently of course in charge of the womens’ team which is presumably the start of a learning curve for his eventual accession.

The repeated aim is top six or even top four and at times such as this it’s strange that such a story should surface in the first place.

West Ham United Manager Manuel Pelegrini talks to Club Chairman David Gould and David Sullivan as West Ham United open their new training facility at Chadwell Heath on April 02, 2019 in...