Bids for Beckham, Cole and Henry
David Sullivan claims West Ham have tried to sign Joe Cole and Thierry Henry and are also keen on David Beckham. However it also sounds like Sullivan thinks West Ham will lose Matthew Upson.
"We’ve asked Joe Cole but Joe Cole said no. We asked him to name a price but he said he doesn’t want to come back.
"We’re fishing high and wide and we’ll land a few. We’re probably looking at 50 players and we might sign four or five. A lot depends on who goes.’
"We’re looking at a centre half from Spain who is only 20 and we’re looking at a German international who’s a senior player. They’re all irons in the fire but we might get none of them.’
"I’d love David Beckham. He has massive cult status in east London and still has a house near Bishop’s Stortford, not far from our training ground. He’s from Chingford, which is our heartland. We are the club of east London and Essex.
"If AC Milan didn’t want him in January and if he still wanted to do it, I’d love to have David Beckham for a few months through the American close season. He would have a tremendous impact. He seems a remarkable professional, as lean and fit as he’s ever been.
Sullivan also said that Boa Morte has been offered another contract.
"It’s not quite what he was on but it’s still a very good deal," said Sullivan.
"He’s a decent enough player and had a decent game at the end of the season but if he wants to move on, that’s fine as well. We’ll find somebody else."
However it seems that West Ham are resigned to losing Matthew Upson,
"We keep hearing the agent may have done a deal with a bigger club. I can’t say who but I wish they’d get on and make an offer. We’ve had offers from lesser clubs who he probably wouldn’t go to. He probably fancies one last throw of the dice at a big club. I wish Matthew well."