West Ham United's co-owner David Gold retains hope that his club could seal the signings of England midfielder Joe Cole and Barcelona striker Thierry Henry this summer.
Gold and fellow co-owner David Sullivan have installed Avram Grant as the new man in charge at Upton Park and are keen to show their intent in the transfer market.
"We, as much as anyone, want England to do well at the World Cup so there's absolutely no chance of us talking to Joe during the World Cup," Gold commented.
"We wouldn't do that during this very delicate period, but after that, that's a different matter. When it comes to big transfers we don't like to any stone unturned.
"The chance of getting Cole is 10-1 and therefore there is a one in ten chance of us getting him. We probably won't get him but the offer is still there.
"There is the same chance of Henry coming, but we will try. We had a chat with him for a bit, but it looks like he is going to be offered another contract.
"The offer is still on the table for him too and it will be there for another two or three weeks.
"We have had it in the past where we have thrown the net out far and we will throw the net out again in the future."