West Ham United have once again been linked with a takeover bid by sports giant Red Bull.

Late on Wednesday night Twitter account IndyKaila News said Red Bull were back in the frame for a potential takeover of West Ham.

The source describes itself as the ‘home of breaking football news and transfer updates with respected sources’ and has over 300,000 followers.

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West Ham linked with fresh Red Bull takeover bid

In 2017 Red Bull were linked with a £650million takeover of West Ham (Telegraph).

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 David Gold.

IndyKaila News had claimed in an earlier tweet to have big West Ham news from a source ‘very close to David Gold’.

“People. We have breaking West Ham  news at 10pm. The source is very close to David Gold. Make sure you’re online!,” IndyKaila News posted last night.

“Heard from respected source that Red Bull are back on the scene at West Ham. They want cut price deal. Keep a eye on this!”

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Well-connected source flatly denies claims

But West Ham fans who want Sullivan and Gold out should not get too excited.

Because a well-connected source has swiftly denied the claims.

 

Hammers website Claret & Hugh regularly claims to have a top level inside source at West Ham – believed to be the owners themselves.

And they claim there is nothing in the new speculation.

“It will come as little surprise to know there is no truth in the latest fantasy announcement as has been the case with most of his exclusives,” Claret & Hugh stated overnight.

“This suggestion is completely wide of the mark.”

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It gives you wings, but this doesn’t have legs

That will disappoint some West Ham fans who are desperate to see a change in ownership.

Supporters have been protesting against Sullivan, Gold and their vice-chairman Brady this season.

And while protests have had to be put on hold due to the global health crisis shutting down football, the anti-board sentiment remains.

West Ham fans have cast envious glances in the direction of Newcastle after their takeover involving a mega rich Saudi consortium.

Red Bull might ‘give you wings’ but it appears this latest story doesn’t have legs.

Read: Why West Ham fans should not fear any potential Red Bull takeover

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