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Up for sale

West Ham's co-owner David Sullivan has said that the entire squad is up for sale, except for star midfielder Scott Parker. The Hammers, who effectively sealed their survival with a 3-2 win over Wigan Athletic at the weekend, are preparing for an active close-season, and have already put in a £4million bid for West Bromich Albion’s Graham Dorrans. However the rest of the squad can expect to be out on their ear if the club receive a decent bid, and that includes internationals Matthew Upson, Carlton Cole and Robert Green.

‘Other than Scott Parker, there is not a player we wouldn't sell if it was the right bid,’ said Sullivan. ‘Scott will not be sold and we will be buying more than we are selling. There will be no fire-selling and we will enhance the squad, not diminish it.

We will make (Matthew Upson) a proposal for a new three-year contract. We would give him an offer of a comparable level to what he is on now, which he may or may not want to take. But Upson has a year to go so if we get a good offer we will take it.

‘We will have to shake up the pack because there is no point kidding ourselves otherwise we will be in the same position next year – the table doesn't lie.’

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