West Ham United co-owner David Sullivan and his partner David Gold are not the most loved figures at the London Stadium.
Fans regularly criticise the businessman over their running of the club, in particular transfer strategy.
Manager David Moyes is overseeing his first window since taking over from Slaven Bilic as permanent manager in November.
So far, the East London outfit have recruited one new player in the form of Joao Mario, who has signed on loan for the rest of the season from Inter Milan.
The fans are keen for the Hammers to continue spending in this window, and Sullivan has been quick to deny reports that there are no more funds available.
In a statement released by the club’s official website, the businessman said:
“I have been made aware of reports suggesting that there will be no more players joining the Club this month due to funding not being available. Nothing could be further from the truth. The manager David Moyes has the Board’s full backing in this window and, together, we continue to work night and day to bring in players to add quality and depth to the squad, despite January being a difficult time to do business.”
As expected, supporters have been reacting to Sullivan’s claims by posting their thoughts on Twitter.
By strengthen does that mean buying players? Or just attempt to sign players with low “empty” bids that will get rejected?
— COYI!!! (@Nathanbi77) January 29, 2018
— Billy (@Billybwhufc) January 28, 2018
The output of DS working “day and night” is there for everyone to see since 2010. Shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near transfers.
— Luke Sutton (@LSutts) January 29, 2018
He better had with quality, otherwise let me tell you he will lose the fans once and for all.
— Raymondo (@raythehammer) January 28, 2018
— Steve ⚒?? (@SrHack123) January 28, 2018
How come we work “tirelessly night & day” to get transfers done and not much seems to happen other than loans, everyone else identifies a player, buys them job done?
— Ricky Forrest (@rickwhufc) January 28, 2018
Yep lets get another couple of players in on loan!! Exciting
— Pocket Jacks (@nypdtarn) January 28, 2018
We only have to wait 3 days. Let's see what happens.
I'm cynical, but miracles have been known to occur.☹️
— ZP Hammer (@zphammer) January 28, 2018
Stop tweeting about it just get the business done
— Dan Briard (@briard_dan) January 28, 2018
Meanwhile, West Ham have bid farewell to Diafra Sakho, who has joined Rennes in an £8m deal.