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Sullivan still driving West Ham transfers despite Husillos arrival

David Sullivan continues to control transfer business at West Ham, it has been revealed.

The Mirror says new West Ham director of football Mario Husillos has failed to make an impact in any of their signings.

The 59-year-old Argentinean - on £2million-a-year - waxed lyrical about the Irons' latest capture, £7million Poland international keeper Lukasz Fabianski.

Husillos, however, was not involved in negotiations. Nor was he involved in the £25million signing of exciting France Under-21 international Issa Diop which followed the free transfer of Ryan Fredericks from Fulham.

It has raised eyebrows behind the scenes as the idea had been for the board to take a back seat and for all talks with clubs, players and agents to be handled by Husillos as part of the Hammers move to give boss Manuel Pellegrini complete control over transfers.

Instead the negotiations have been conducted by co-owner Sullivan.

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