Dave Sullivan kills West Ham transfer speculation dead

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Dave Sullivan, the son of West Ham United owner David, has taken to Twitter to kill some transfer speculation.

West Ham manager Slaven BilicWest Ham manager Slaven Bilic

The Hammers have gone into the summer off the back of a memorable season which saw them come close to Champions League qualification.

Slaven Bilic has led the East Londoners to their best ever Premier League points total as well as the club's first positive goal difference in the top flight since 1986.

With the club making the big move to its new 60,000 seater Olympic Stadium home this summer, the Irons have been linked with a host of top stars in the transfer market.

Plenty of players could be on the move this summer with Premier League clubs set to have a healthy amount of funds to delve into.

That means the Hammers must also be mindful to hang on to their top players.

Michail Antonio celebrates with Mark Noble after scoring the second goal for West HamMichail Antonio celebrates with Mark Noble after scoring the second goal for West Ham

Rumour killed dead

But when recent speculation linked newly-promoted Middlesbrough with an £8 million bid for West Ham's runner-up Hammer of the Year Michail Antonio - as reported by the likes of the Evening Standard - Dave Sullivan had to step in.

Reacting to the reports, Sullivan was to the point on Twitter: "£8M? eh? Antonio isn't for sale."

Stoke's Gianelli Imbula in action with West Ham's Mark Noble and Michail AntonioStoke's Gianelli Imbula in action with West Ham's Mark Noble and Michail Antonio

All hail Michail

Antonio has enjoyed a dream start to his West Ham career after his £7 million move from Nottingham Forest last summer.

The Beast, as he is affectionately known by the club's fans, only started getting in the team just before Christmas but so good were his performances he ended up running West Ham hero Dimitri Payet close for the prestigious Hammer of the Year award.

The 26-year-old, who has scored in West Ham's last two games, had been tipped for inclusion when the squad was announced last week.

But, somewhat unsurprisingly for West Ham fans, he has been ignored by Hodgson despite being way ahead of midfielders from rival clubs who have made the cut in some crucial statistics.

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