By Tom Blackburn
Jack Sullivan, son of West Ham chairman David Sullivan, has publicly claimed that West Ham have no intention of signing either Theo Walcott or Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal.
The Hammers have been closely linked with moves for the England internationals, who have slipped down the pecking order at Emirates Stadium in the last six months.
As reported by Football Insider, Walcott and Oxlade-Chamberlain are both rated in the £25million-plus bracket by Arsenal but the message coming from their London rivals is that there is no interest at this time.
Sullivan junior took to Twitter to update his followers on Monday afternoon:
After qualifying for next years Europa League, West Ham are looking to bolster their squad with players who might be able to set the tournament alight.
Walcott had been tipped to move for around £25m, and it was potentially that price tag that put West Ham off signing the striker, who has scored just five league goals in 28 appearances this campaign.
Oxlade-Chamerlain has also struggled this season, and despite scoring the only goal in Arsenal’s 1-0 win over Chelsea in the Community Shield, the highly rated youngster scored just one goal in the league all season.
West Ham’s move to the Olympic Stadium this summer after securing the deal for a 99-year lease in 2013 is set to benefit the London club massively.
The stadium will have a capacity of 60,000, and the club have already sold an extraordinary 52,000 season tickets for next season.
In other West Ham news, they are set to sign a European attacker when he returns from his holiday within days.