Supporters are furious over what they feel are a string of broken promises regarding ambition, transfer spending and the much-heralded move to the London Stadium.
So when Paul Allen, the American billionaire owner of the Seattle Seahawks, was linked with a potential takeover by website West Ham World it caused quite a stir.
Allen, who co-founded Microsoft alongside Bill Gates, also owns MLS outfit Seattle Sounders and NBA team Portland Trail Blazers as part of his privately held company Vulcan Inc.
At present the reports are just speculation.
But with a net worth of just under £20 billion it is fair to say supporters have being going crazy with excitement, although just as many think it is too good to be true.
However, has there been a fresh twist to the mounting speculation after it emerged that American Tripp Smith, who recently purchased a 10% stake in the Hammers, is set to resign from his role as director at US investment management firm The Blackstone Group this summer - as reported by Hammers fan site Claret and Hugh.
The company, which has assets of nearly £35billion and assets under management of over £435 billion, has worked with Allen as one of its most high profile and richest clients.
The 52-year-old, who was instrumental in setting up Blackstone's biggest business, GSO Capital Partners, announced he will be stepping down in June after "new opportunities" arose.
Whether it is a case of two plus two making five or not remains to be seen.
But it would be some coincidence given the timing of the reported interest from Allen, his relationship with Smith and his 10% stake in the Hammers and resignation to follow "new opportunities".
Watch this space Hammers fans.
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