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Report: Gold and Sullivan respond to West Ham takeover bid; will consider sale on one condition

West Ham owners David Sullivan and David Gold have turned down an informal takeover approach to buy the club.

According to Sky Sports News, former QPR chief executive Philip Beard has been looking to put a deal together to purchase the Hammers Gold and Sullivan. However, this takeover bid of West Ham has been rejected.

As per the report, the West Ham owners will only consider selling the club if a prospective buyer had the best interests of the club in mind. As well as the finances to take the east London side to the next level.

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Sullivan and Gold have been majority owners of the club since 2010 and have regularly faced criticism from supporters.

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The duo have overseen some impressive seasons with the Hammers, including the 2015/16 campaign and last year where the Irons qualified for Europe.

However, decisions such as moving the club to the London Stadium have been extremely unpopular with fans.

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Moreover, club spending in recent years on certain players as well as coaching decisions have proved unsuccessful retrospectively. Namely the appointment of Manuel Pellegrini and the signings of Felipe Anderson and Sebastien Haller.

It is unknown if a more formal offer will be submitted to West Ham. However, supporters will hope that a second takeover bid is made.

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