David Gold admits collapse in transfer negotiations on deadline day

West Ham United co-chairman David Gold admits failure to make late signings on transfer deadline day.

West Ham United co-chairman David Gold has taken to social networking site Twitter to explain what went wrong in the final hours of the transfer deadline day.

The Premier League outfit were reportedly very active on Monday, trying to sign a striker and a defender.

According to talkSPORT, the Hammers were keen on signing Marseille defender Doria on a loan deal, while The Telegraph claimed that they were interested in recruiting striker Emmanuel Adebayor from Tottenham Hotspur.

However, West Ham failed to make any late deals, despite Gold posting on Twitter the following message late into the window suggestive to the fans that something was going to happen.


West Ham, though, could not make any late deals, with Gold later taking to Twitter to apologise to the club supporters.

While Gold does not explain what the “main deal” was, there is a strong reason to suspect that it was the one concering signing Adebayor from Tottenham.

The Telegraph claimed on Monday evening that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy had personally blocked the striker’s move to West Ham.

Then Sky Sports reported that West Ham had made a late bid for the 30-year-old former Arsenal and Manchester City star.

And if these were not enough, West Bromwich Albion explained on their official website that they could not sign Carlton Cole because West Ham’s “own plans to recruit Tottenham’s Emmanuel Adebayor fell through.”

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