West Ham United players are unhappy with the club's co-owners over their transfer policy.
The Daily Express says senior players have pointed the finger at David Sullivan and David Gold, claiming the squad has been made weaker since they took control almost a year ago.
The duo have entrusted most of their transfer business to agent Barry Silkman, but the only signing to have made a difference has been former Portsmouth forward Frederic Piquionne, who was suggested by Avram Grant.
Benni McCarthy has failed to make any impact since joining from Blackburn in January, while there is a strong feeling inside the dressing room that Pablo Barrera, Winston Reid, Tal Ben-Haim and on-loan Victor Obinna are all not good enough. Free transfer Thomas Hitzlsperger is yet to make his debut because of injury.
Alessandro Diamanti, sold for £1.8million in August, has been such a hit at new club Brescia that he won his first international cap for Italy this month and is a big-money target of German club Wolfsburg.