West Ham co-owner David Gold has told Arsenal and Manchester United that Winston Reid is not for sale.
Both clubs are in the market looking for defenders after suffering problems at the back this season. Arsenal have no cover for their first choice players and United have suffered a spate of injuries that has left them with no senior centre backs.
Winston Reid has attracted interest from the top sides lately, with a series of impressive performances. He is also available for lesser than other top centre backs, which makes him even more appealing.
But Gold has quashed transfer talk surrounding Reid during a Twitter Q&A with Hammers supporters. When asked by a fan whether or not they would be getting rid of Reid, Gold tweeted
We are not ‘getting rid’ of WR.
We want him to stay and sign a new, contract.
It is not a good sign that Arsenal’s targets are not for sale. Last week Virgil van Dijk was warned against a move to the Emirates and now it is Winston Reid. Hopefully all this is just big talk and come January, we will be able to land our targets.