By Harry Sykes
Karren Brady has revealed in The Sun that she had spotted Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy at a meeting doing an early summer deal.
The outspoken Hammers vice-chairman explained that she had bumped into her Spurs counterpart at the prestigious Arts Club in London’s Mayfair.
Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck was also in attendance at the same time in what was a chance meeting of the three big-hitting executives.
Brady has stated that she congratulated Levy on Tottenham’s success so far this season and also made a fascinating observation about the companion he had for his breakfast in what appeared a clear attempt to secure an early summer deal for his club.
“Breakfast at The Arts Club looks like a Premier League meeting,” Brady wrote in her Sun diary on Thursday. “The chairman of Chelsea, Spurs, the Premier League, and me are all present. But it’s not for some clandestine meeting, it’s purely a coincidence.
“I get a kiss hello from them all, including the chairman of Spurs who I congratulate on a top season. He is obviously doing his football business for next season early, looking at his breakfast companion — the rest of us are just there for the full English.”
There is little love lost between the hierarchies of Tottenham and West Ham, partly as a result of the east Londoners winning the race to rent the Olympic Stadium.
A bitter rivalry also exists between the supporters of the two clubs, although the north London out are comfortably in the ascendancy at the moment.
Spurs’ dream of a league and cup double is over following their 4-2 FA Cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea on Saturday.
But they have been given a real glimmer of hope in the title race by the west London club’s recent stutters in which they have lost two of their last four matches.
Tottenham will resume action in the league on Wednesday night when they travel to Crystal Palace aiming to narrow the gap on Chelsea to less than four points.
In other Tottenham team news, the club have sensationally terminated the contract of one of their defenders.