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David Sullivan issues two-word response to report of West Ham divide with David Moyes over transfers

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David Sullivan issues two-word response to report of West Ham divide with David Moyes over transfers

David Sullivan has issued a two-word response to the report of a West Ham divide with David Moyes over transfers.

West Ham boss Moyes reiterated his desire to add players to his squad in this week’s press conference.

The Hammers are a number of players light in key areas, most notably central defence, left-back and central midfield.

As is the way of the transfer window, West Ham are being linked with all and sundry.

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Ahead of Moyes’ pre-Nottingham Forest press conference, stories abound that West Ham were the club trying to sign Barcelona outcast Memphis Depay.

Football Insider made the “exclusive” claim which was swiftly denied by a prominent West Ham insider.

Moyes then insisted West Ham were not the club in for Depay and said if they were, then he knew nothing about it.

“No it’s not us,” Moyes said in his presser.

“If it is I don’t know about it, that’s for sure.”

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That left the door open for the likes of Matt Hughes of The Daily Mail to create mischief.

In his column in The Mail’s print edition (13 August, pg. 113), Hughes claims West Ham co-owner David Sullivan is keen to sign Depay but Moyes has made it clear that he wants the Irons to pursue other striker targets.

And The Mail suggests that has led to a divide between Moyes and the board.

“West Ham’s hierarchy are split after being offered a cut-price deal to sign Memphis Depay from Barcelona this week,” he wrote in The Mail.

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David Sullivan issues two-word response to report of West Ham divide with David Moyes over transfers

“Co-owner David Sullivan is understood to be willing to press ahead with a deal he regards as good value for money, but manager David Moyes has made it clear that he wants the club to pursue alternative targets.”

The claims have since been carried by a host of other sites.

Now Hammers News has spoken to majority stakeholder Sullivan about Hughes’ claim.

And Sullivan has issued a two-word response to the report of a West Ham divide with Moyes over transfers.

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Sullivan shot the story down in flames, responding that there is “no split” in the wake of the report.

West Ham have come a long way in the last two and a half years and must not allow this kind of transfer tittle tattle to derail their progress.

If Moyes, with the help of Sullivan and his fellow West Ham co-owners, can get some quality players through the door before the window closes then the Hammers will be feeling positive about the season ahead.

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