Zola not in the loop over West Ham bid for Dorrans

West Ham boss Gianfranco Zola feels he is being undermined after discovering about the club's transfer dealings in the newspapers.

West Ham boss Gianfranco Zola feels he is being undermined after discovering about the club's transfer dealings in the newspapers.

The Italian was stunned to learn that West Ham had lodged a £4million bid for the West Brom and Scotland midfielder Graham Dorrans - a player he had never even spoken about.

"I just found out in the newspapers. It was quite a surprise," he said.

"I know he (Dorrans) is a good player and had a very good season but I didn't know the club was interested in him.

"He is a good player but I am not prepared to say at the moment whether he would be in my interests for next year.

"If I was Mark Noble or Robert Green or Valon Behrami I wouldn't be very pleased to hear that (I had been put up for sale). I didn't know.

"It is not pleasant. You don't like it but this is the way it goes.

"I have been surprised so many times this year - so I am not surprised that I am surprised."