West Ham United have confirmed they turned down a £650 million offer by Red Bull to take over the club last August, according to the Telegraph.
Reportedly, the Hammers are not looking to sell and negotiations never happened between them and the energy drink giants.
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Jack Sullivan, son of co-owner David Sullivan, responded to claims by The Sun that West Ham were in talks over a mega-bucks deal, by taking to twitter.
“Re red bull story in sun today, completely out of date and figures wrong we turned down £650m in august. We have no desire to sell out”, he wrote.
The Austrian drinks company have purchased a variety of sports teams across the world in recent years under the ‘RB’ banner, including RB Leipzig, Red Bull Salzburg and New York Red Bulls.
Reports have suggested the multi-billion pound company are interested in taking over a club in England, however it looks unlikely it will be the Hammers.
Any move to buy West Ham may not be received well by the fans, who were unconvinced with their move to the London Stadium, made worse by their terrible home form at the start of the season.
However, Slaven Bilic’s side have eased early relegation worries by winning their last three games and rising to 11th in the Premier League.