By Dean White

21st Jul, 2021 | 1:39pm

Jim White shares what he's been told about West Ham takeover bid

West Ham have received a “verbal offer” worth over £400million for the club, according to talkSPORT host Jim White.

The Daily Mail has previously reported that David Sullivan turned down the offer.

White reports that the offer was declined by the Hammers due to the interested party failing to provide proof of funds and because he wasn’t sure what their intentions would be in the transfer market.

“What we do know is, there has been a verbal offer for the football club of over £400million,” said White on talkSPORT on Wednesday [11:06am].

“But what I can also tell you this morning that in that offer, I am told, an offer from property people, not football people, there was no proof of funds and there was no mention of money to buy players.

“Nonetheless, there was an offer and I also added to the equation the fact there have been approaches and those approaches are ongoing.”

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White’s update suggests that this takeover interest in West Ham isn’t going anyway any time soon.

Sullivan and David Gold have every right to reject bids but for there to be any notion that they would turn down an offer because it’s in the best interest of the club is a bit rich.

Did they consider that when he left Upton Park? Did they consider that when Sullivan kept sticking his nose into transfers?

Yes, we’re in Europe now and maybe we should be more grateful but David Moyes is the main driving force behind that, as well as his coaches and, of course, the players.

West Ham fans deserves owners who are willing to get this club firmly back on top of English football.

We have shown signs of getting there by having the right manager but having the right owners too can take us that one step further.

In other West Ham news, the Irons are keen to sign this 26-year-old after he was a mainstay for Barcelona last season.

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