Fresh talk of a West Ham United takeover emerged over the weekend and the source has challenged co-owner David Gold to deny the claims.
Last month Gold hit out after talk of takeover interest from Red Bull was linked to him.
Twitter account IndyKaila News claimed Red Bull were back in the frame for a potential takeover of West Ham.
Red Bull were linked with a £650million takeover of West Ham back in 2017 (Telegraph).
Gold spoke out to deny Red Bull claims last month
And fresh speculation emerged in February when Football Insider claimed Red Bull were looking to take advantage of the unrest between West Ham supporters and owners David Sullivan and Gold.
Less than a month ago IndyKaila News then made the claim about renewed interest from the sports and energy drink giant stating a source ‘very close to David Gold’.
But Gold spoke to Claret & Hugh to pour cold water on the claims describing them as a ‘complete fabrication’.
Middle East Ham?
Now a new claim has emerged from the same source Gold discredited.
And this time IndyKaila News, which has over 300,000 followers on Twitter, has challenged Gold to speak out and deny these claims.
“Heard from source who is very close to David Gold that mystery Middle East investors contacted West Ham for full takeover,” IndyKaila News claimed on Saturday.
“We are happy for David Gold to dismiss our story hence why (we have) @ him in this tweet.”
We are happy for David Gold to dismiss our story hence why @ him in this tweet. #WHUFC
— indykaila News (@indykaila) May 16, 2020
The new claims tie in with speculation from February that American businessman and 10% stakeholder Albert Tripp Smith was seeking new Middle Eastern investment in the Hammers.
Well known blogger claims “source” is a fraud
Well known Hammers fan and Claret & Hugh blogger Sean Whetstone took to Twitter to question the new takeover talk.
He said: “A few weeks ago you said Red Bull were taking over quoting sources close to DG, now it is mystery investors from the Middle East next week it will a Martian consortium from Mars.
“Give it up you fraud! Parody account at best or deluded at worst.”
A few week ago you said Red Bull we’re taking over quoting sources close to DG, now it is mystery investors from the Middle East next week it will a Martian consortium from Mars. Give it up you fraud! Parody account at best or deluded at worst pic.twitter.com/bdXD620A1D
— West Ham Football (@westhamfootball) May 16, 2020
It remains to be seen whether Gold will rise to the bait of the brazen source.
West Ham are bracing themselves for the obvious financial impact of the global health crisis on football.
And it comes as many West Ham fans cast envious glances in the direction of Newcastle as they edge ever closer to a takeover involving a mega rich Saudi consortium.