West Ham owners David Sullivan and David Gold want to sell part of their stake in the club
The two Hammers supremos have been looking to bring other investors into the club for over a year but plans had been put on hold this season while Slaven Bilic’s team dropped towards the Premier League relegation zone.
A drop into the Championship would have dealt a massive blow to the prospect of attracting any big league investors, and although the danger has by no means entirely passed, Sullivan and Gold are again actively looking for people with the wealth to take the club to the next stage.
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Sullivan and Gold want to recoup some of their investment in the club, but both will want to keep their places on the board in the future if any deal is done.
Last summer the duo rejected a £650 million takeover bid for the club from energy drinks giants Red Bull. A valuation of the club last year put a price on West Ham of around £200m, although Sullivan believed the move to the London Stadium meant the club was worth nearer £400m.