sport news West Ham United are NOT up for sale despite major contract clause expiring trends now
It’s been takeover season in the Premier League. First it was Chelsea. Now it is Manchester United, while Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur have been the sources of rumours in recent months.
For West Ham United, however, it is business as usual.
That is despite the expiry of a significant clause in the club's contract with its London Stadium landlords. As of March 2023, the Hammers owners would no longer have to share 20 per cent from a £300million-plus sale with the LLDC who have been largely footing the bill for the stadium’s upkeep ever since the move, even paying for the goalposts and corner flags.
Speculation has long been rife that once this 10-year deadline passes, David Sullivan and Co would look to sell their shares, potentially to the Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky.
However, Sportsmail spent the last few weeks speaking to investors and sources ahead of this date and has been told there is categorically no change in the club’s stance.
David Sullivan, pictured at Nottingham Forest, is the majority shareholder at West Ham United
Sullivan has no plans to sell amid West Ham's uncertain top flight status beyond this season
A major contract clause with the London Stadium expires in March in