Belfast Telegraph

West Ham not looking for extra investment despite reported Red Bull interest

West Ham are not looking for any extra investment, Press Association Sport understands.

A newspaper report on Monday said Austrian drinks giant Red Bull was considering a £200million offer for the Premier League club.

Red Bull has invested heavily in football in recent years and now owns top-flight clubs in Austria and Germany - FC Red Bull Salzburg and RB Leipzig.

But Press Association Sport understands West Ham owners David Sullivan and David Gold - who between themselves own 85 per cent of the club - are not looking for any additional investment.

Sullivan and Gold, who formerly owned Birmingham, bought a majority stake in West Ham in 2010 in a deal that valued the club at £105m.

West Ham moved to the London Stadium in August and since then have been linked with takeovers from Qatari and Chinese consortiums.

Gold, asked on Twitter on Monday evening if Red Bull had made an offer to buy West Ham, said: " I am unaware of any communication with the company that own Red Bull."


From Belfast Telegraph