Gold hints at Green transfer

West Ham United chairman David Gold has hinted that he would not stand in Robert Green's way if he wanted to leave Upton Park this summer.

The former Norwich City shot-stopper has been vilified for his appalling error during England's 1-1 draw against the USA on Saturday that gifted Clint Dempsey an equalising goal against Fabio Capello's side.

Green, who still has two years left on his existing Hammers contract, has been linked with a summer switch to Arsenal, and Gold has no plans to hold new deal talks with the 30-year-old.

"At this stage we aren't going to have talks with him about a new deal," he told The Sun."World Cups change lives. It's the global shop window and who knows what may happen. We could get amazing offers – offers you can't refuse.

"What do you do if Manchester United or Real Madrid, for example, come in offering millions of pounds?

"We have to see how Robert feels and consider the new manager's view. He will take the squad on a pre-season tour and judge Robert with everybody else."

Green has played more than 150 matches for the Hammers since joining the club from Norwich four years ago.

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