Hammers deny Collison sale talk

The Premier League pair were rumoured to be in the hunt for

Collison’s signature – but the 22-year-old revealed at the end of

last season he would happily stay and fight for promotion. Gold

confirmed the Upton Park club were not obliged to sell one of their

prized assets, saying: “Jack Collison is not for sale. “I am with

DS (co-owner David Sullivan) as we speak and I can promise that he

and Sam (Allardyce) are working on new signings 24 hours a day.”

Collison, who missed out on much of last season’s fight against

relegation because of injury, is under contract until 2013.