CEO of West Ham Bid Dies
The chief executive of the Intermarket group, Jim Bowe died at the weekend.
The owner of Intermarket, David Byrne, however said that the group would still carry on with its attempts to buy West Ham
"Jim Bowe's death is a terrible blow, but he would have wanted us to carry on and give it our all," Byrne told the BBC. "We had many plans for the future. West Ham was the first of them.
"I believe we're offering the best package as well as guaranteed funds for this transfer window. We are the only party prepared to sign a 10-year commitment to stay at the club."
The Daily Express say that West Ham's owners have extended the deadline for bids for the club. They claim that only Sullivan and Gold have so far proved that they have the funds available to go ahead with a deal. However The Express say Intermarket have been given another 48 hours to come up with the money to back their bid.
The Daily Mail say that Intermarket have asked for extra time to finalise the buyout following the death of Jim Bowe but are confident they will have funds to complete the deal by tomorrow.