Jack Sullivan denies West Ham are set to bid for Liverpool star

West Ham United co-owner David Sullivan (L)

Jack Sullivan, the son of West Ham United co-owner David, has taken to Twitter to deny the club's interest Liverpool star.

Liverpool's Jordon Ibe celebrates scoring their first goalLiverpool's Jordon Ibe

The Hammers were installed as favourites to sign Jordon Ibe from the Anfield side last week with bookmaker PaddyPower offering short odds of 5/2.

Ibe’s future under Jurgen Klopp is somewhat uncertain this summer and the odds sparked rumours West Ham could be a possible destination for the England youth international.

PaddyPower felt there was a good chance Ibe will join Slaven Bilic’s side ahead of their big move to the 60,000 seater Olympic Stadium next month.

Bookmakers rarely get things wrong.

West Ham United co-owner David Sullivan (L)West Ham United co-owner David Sullivan (L) and a younger Jack Sullivan (R)

'Not true'

But it appears they have this time after Sullivan took to social networking site Twitter to quash the speculation.

"The Ibe rumours are not true!" Sullivan said.

"We are not signing him."

Sullivan is well informed on West Ham transfer activity given his dad David leads the club's recruitment drive every window.

So there you have it, Ibe won't be pulling on the famous claret and blue shirt in East London next season.

Liverpool's Christian Benteke looks dejected after scoring an offside goalLiverpool's Christian Benteke looks dejected

Ibe not the only Liverpool star linked with Hammers

And it remains to be seen whether he will get much action in a red one either as he has slipped down the pecking order at Liverpool.

Ibe played 41 games but scored only four goals last season and Klopp is under pressure to mount a serious challenge for the Champions League places next term at the very least.

The 20-year-old Bermondsey-born star is not the only Liverpool player to be linked with the Hammers this summer.

Speculation has long linked flop Christian Benteke with a big money move south after a disappointing first season at Anfield, as reported by the likes of the Mirror.

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