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West Ham's Gold prepared to discuss potential takeover

West Ham United co-owner David Gold says he would welcome discussions with prospective buyers of the club.

The former Birmingham City chairman admits he knows nothing of any offer from Team Lotus owner and Air Asia founder Tony Fernandes but says he is keen to negotiate if the Malaysian entrepreneur was serious about his recent comments about making a bid for the East London outfit.

"That is news to me. I certainly haven't heard any information regarding this. It is interesting," he said of Fernandes' Twitter post saying he had made an offer.

"We are interested in finances coming into the football club. We welcome that.

"I certainly would be very happy to sit down with Tony with a view of him joining the board and brining in desperately needed finances."

But Gold did admit he found it 'bizarre' that Fernandes would inform the Hammers via a social networking site.

"You would think that if someone was going to buy a football club they would approach the incumbent owners and sit down privately and discuss a way to go forward," he added.

"I find it quite bizarre that anybody makes an offer for any business via Twitter.

"But, you just don't know. Let's hope that it is serious because I am sure that David Sullivan would agree with me that we would welcome another investor."

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