Coe Backs West Ham Bid
Sebastian Coe appears to have backed West Ham's case for taking over the Olympics Stadium, hinting that Sp#rs' bid doesn't meet the requirement of having an athletics legacy after the Olympics.
"We are told that West Ham are happy to play football within a track and Tottenham have clearly said not. Conclude from that what you want.
"We have had assurances that the tenders will be underpinned by the recognition that commitments were made to the IOC and to the international federations about a track and field legacy, and we have no reason to believe the OPLC will do anything to contradict that."
The Sun and The Mirror both claim that West Ham have tabled a £4 million bid for Liam Lawrence, who has just joined Portsmouth. The midfielder, 29, only completed a permanent move from Stoke yesterday.
The Sun and Mirror both make this ludicrous claim even while both acknowledge that you cannot buy and sell the same player in a single transfer window.