West Ham’s hopes of landing top players this summer are being handicapped by the massive influx of TV money next year.
The club has admitted through Jack Sullivan’s twitter account that they are struggling to find value for money in the market place.
With, for example, around £100 million available to the bottom placed club next season the financial inducements to players to ply their trade in the Premier League are huge for players globally.
And ClaretandHugh has been told that already demands on transfer fees and wages are on a “big inflationary upward spiral.”
A top insider told us: “The new TV money aailable is great in itself but I would estimate that t has already put around 10 – 15 per cent on prices for players but we have a list of around 25 and we will be sorting things as the summer progresses.
“The attitude of selling clubs is understandable – it may be a seller’s market but we won’t be held to ransom.”