West Ham’s owners David Gold and David Sullivan have reportedly turned down an ‘informal bid’ to buy the club.
Sky Sports claim the offer was turned down because it was ‘vague’ and not in the best interests of the supporters or shareholders.
Among those trying to put the deal together are former QPR chief executive Phillip Beard.
The approach was viewed as a property deal rather than a football one and no proof of funds was given.
The current co-owners are said to not be looking to sell and are ‘approached all the time’ above possible takeovers.
Gold and Sullivan bought West Ham back in 2010 and have endured a fractured relationship with fans at times.
They moved the club away from Upton Park and into the London Stadium, the former London 2020 Olympic Stadium that was build for athletics events, and have often been a source of frustration for supporters.
Calls grew loud last summer for the pair to sell up, especially following the sale of Grady Diangana to Premier League rivals West Brom.
Club legend Mark Noble was among those to vent his frustrations on social media.
The pair have always insisted the club is not for sale, though, telling talkSPORT’s Jim White that last summer when calls for their departure grew loudest.
Despite early fears, West Ham had a brilliant season finishing 6th in the Premier League and will be playing in the Europa League this season.
David Moyes signed a contract extension and the pressure will be on to repeat that feat in 2021/22.
Their campaign gets underway with a trip to Newcastle on August 15.
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