Gold goes for Hammers.

BIRMINGHAM owners David Gold and David Sullivan will mount a bid to buy West Ham if Carson Yeung’s £70m St Andrew’s takeover goes through.


It would complete a lifelong dream for Gold in particular, who was born a stone’s throw from Upton Park and was a youth player with the club.

A Birmingham source revealed: “There would be no better time to move given the club’s parlous financial situation.

“The two Davids would love to own the club outright. But if that isn’t possible, there may be an opportunity for them to become big investors.”

The pair held a 29.9 per cent shareholding in the Hammers during the 80s.

Yeung must prove his Brum buy-out is serious by putting down a £1m non-returnable deposit.

Birmingham’s board are willing to sell but do not want the situation to drag on as it did two years ago.

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