Duxbury: New deals for star trio
PUBLISHED: 18:22 28 January 2009 | UPDATED: 14:00 05 October 2010
West Ham chief executive Scott Duxbury is confident that star trio Matthew Upson, Scott Parker and Robert Green will remain at Upton Park and commit their futures to the club
West Ham chief executive Scott Duxbury is confident that star trio Matthew Upson, Scott Parker and Robert Green will remain at Upton Park and commit their futures to the club.
The key players have been linked with a move away from the Hammers during the transfer window because of the financial uncertainty at the club.
But Duxbury insists that West Ham will resist offers for any of their prize assets after revealing that the trio are set to sign new long-term deals before the end of the season.
"Throughout this window there was a lot of interest in all of those players, some of it real and some of it through the media," said Duxbury.
"I contacted every single player, reassured them that we didn't want to sell them and got the commitment back from them that they didn't want to go.
"I have spoken to their agents and when the window shuts we will be sitting down and we will be talking about extending their contracts - and all of them are happy to stay."
Duxbury also reiterated that reports of financial meltdown at Upton Park were wide of the mark.
He said: "I tried to reassure everybody that we would keep our best players and would try and strengthen. I think [signing Savio] is a vindication of our activity during this window.
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