Still haven’t been given the Gold shoulder…..

WEST HAM have not given up hope on signing Joe Cole and Thierry Henry after the World Cup.

Hammers co-owner David Gold revealed the club are planning to talk to out-of-contract Chelsea midfielder Cole, 28, as soon as he completes his Three Lions duties in South Africa.And former Arsenal striker Henry has also been in discussions with the East Londoners although it looks as though he will be signing a new deal at Barcelona.

The Upton Park outfit are determined to make a marquee signing, having already failed to land Ruud van Niselrooy, to boost their commercial profile.

Gold said: “We, as much as anyone, want England to do well so there’s absolutely no chance of us talking to Joe during the World Cup.

“We wouldn’t do that during this very delicate period but after that, it’s a different matter.

“When it comes to big transfers, we don’t like to leave any stone unturned.
“The chance of getting Cole is a one in 10 chance. We probably won’t get him but the offer is still there.”There is the same chance of Henry coming but we will try.

“We had a chat with him for a bit but it looks like he is going to be offered another contract.

“The offer is still on the table for him too and it will be there for another two or three weeks.

“We have had it in the past where we have thrown the net out far and we will throw the net out again.
“When we were the owners of Birmingham, nobody would have thought that we would have been able to get Christophe Dugarry but we did and he had an amazing half a season and kept us in the Premier League.”

Gold insists England keeper Robert Green will not be sold this summer.

He said: “Robert has two years left on his contract and we hope he will start the season and be with us for years to come so we are very happy with him.

“He’s a world-class goalkeeper and we want him to stay.”

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