This morning on TalkSport Max Clifford blurted out that West Ham will have been sold by the end of this week. I hesitate to even mention Clifford as I regard him as the equivalent of a boil on a verruca. However, I have been told that the new owners are none other than the Dubai International Group, who had previously been linked with Liverpool. Rumour is that they pumped money into the club before the close of the transfer window which enabled us to spend part of the Bellamy money on Savio.
I have no idea how true this is. It didn’t come from within the club, and may be wishful thinking. In the past I have heard rumours, haven’t posted them and then bitterly regretted it when they turned out to be true.
Let’s hope this one has some semblance of truth to it. They are serious people. They also own Madam Tussauds and Travelodge, as well as 3% of Sony!
If it is true, you’d have to ask why on earth Zola would want to leave us, beyond the emotional pull of Chelsea.