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Sullivan rubbishes Song loan/wages story

Song-edited1_3197599David Sullivan has denied that Alex Song is costing the Hammers a total of close to £215k a week as the club’s high profile loanee.

Song arrived as a late deal from Barcelona amid rumours of a major financial expenditure by the club circulated the game.

But this morning the Daily Express too the story to a totally different level in what it billed an exclusive story giving details of the deal.

The ‘paper claimed we are paying all of Song’s £140,000–a–week Barca wages making him the highest–paid player in the club’s history.

And they add his personal terms are in addition to the “£3million loan fee David Sullivan and David Gold splashed out to bring the player to east London.”

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But Sullivan immediately responded via an exclusive quote to Claretand Hugh which made it clear the story is well wide of the mark.

The co chairman said: ” There is no loan fee and although I can’t discuss players’ wages the figure is massively less than the figure quoted.”

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