West Ham have suffered from transfer talk, admits frustrated Zola

21 November 2009 02:23
Fed-up Gianfranco Zola admits continued transfer speculation linking his top name stars with a move away from Upton Park has caused havoc on West Ham's poor start to the season ahead of their crucial trip to fellow Premier League strugglers Hull City.[LNB]With just two wins from 12 this term the Hammers occupy 18th place, one point behind the Tigers who host Zola's side at a sell-out KC Stadium on Saturday.[LNB]But with talk rife that England trio Carlton Cole, Matthew Upson and Robert Green are chief among those leading the cash-strapped club's mooted January firesale, the Italian bemoaned the negative impact it has had on his relegation threatened squad.[LNB] Leading the way: In-form striker Carlton Cole is said be among the star names who could be on his way out of Upton Park in the New Year[LNB]Manchester United and Liverpool are said to be leading the £20million chase for Cole while Upson and Green have both been mentioned with January transfers to improve their World Cup prospects.[LNB]But Zola said: 'I know there is speculation about our players but we want to keep them. [LNB]'We know how important they are for our future,' he insisted in bid to end the repeated rumours.[LNB] Diamanti struggling to adapt to life at West Ham, claims former club chiefWest Ham still waiting for takeover bid from former Birmingham chief Sullivan WEST HAM UNITED FC

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