West Ham admire Liverpool’s Downing but deny transfer talk

West Ham assistant boss Neil McDonald has played down reports of interest in struggling Liverpool winger Stewart Downing.

West Ham assistant boss Neil McDonald has played down reports of interest in struggling Liverpool winger Stewart Downing.

McDonald is a fan of the 28 year old and would like to see him at Upton Park, he insists the claims about an impending bid are premature.

"He's a very good player," the Hammers coach told talkSPORT.

"A player of that calibre and West Ham being involved would be great, but it's all paper talk at the moment."

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