West Ham boss Sam Allardyce confessed there is 'total confusion' regarding midfielder Mohamed Diame's future at Upton Park. Arsenal and Aston Villa are both interested in the 25-year-old Senegal international.
"My understanding is that it's total confusion," said Allardyce.
"I'm sat there listening to what's going on but, deep down inside, behind the scenes, I speak to the chairman and, where we are at the moment, we're relatively comfortable regarding Mo Diame."
But Allardyce added: "Whatever he says to me today might change in an hour's time. Whatever he says now, if Manchester United ring up in one hour's time, he's not going to want to stay, is he?
"So it doesn't matter what he's saying now. It could change between now and 11 o'clock Thursday night in the flick of a text, or an email, or a phone call.
"There are certain situations where, yes, we might lose the player. I hope we don't. But if the situation develops accordingly, there's going to be the chance we lose him. We're trying to keep him."