New West Ham United boss Avram Grant has been assured he doesn't need to sell any of his best players.

The Guardian says Grant has been told by David Gold and David Sullivan, the co-owners of West Ham United, that he does not have to sell any of his best players.

These include the England contingent in his squad; Robert Green, Scott Parker, Matthew Upson, and Carlton Cole.

Grant, who replaced Gianfranco Zola earlier this month, and was granted a work permit last week, will only have to sell a player if the club was to receive a particularly lucrative offer, Gold and Sullivan have assured him.