West Ham Report Sunderland
West Ham have reported Sunderland to the Premier League for an illegal approach towards Demba Ba. The Independent say a Premier League spokesperson has confirmed that they have received a complaint from West Ham which will now be considered.
"We have received a letter from West Ham United. We will look into their complaint to see if there is a case to answer."
The Mirror say that West Ham believe Steve Bruce telephoned Ba directly on Tuesday and that Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn has spoken to Ba’s brother, Cire, and to an unlicensed agent regarding the striker.
TalkSport report that West Ham first-team coach Wally Downes has not been offered a new deal at Upton Park. Downes was on a short-term contract which the club have decided not to renew.