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West Ham boss in dark over Dorrans bid

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West Ham manager Gianfranco Zola has hit out at joint-owners David Sullivan and David Gold for undermining his position after he discovered about the club's transfer dealings in the newspapers.

Zola was stunned to learn that West Ham had lodged a £4million bid for the West Brom and Scotland midfielder Graham Dorrans and was equally surprised when Sullivan revealed in an interview that every member of the Hammers squad had been put up for sale, bar Scott Parker.

"I just found out in the newspapers. It was quite a surprise," said the Italian.

"I know he (Dorrans) is a good player and had a very good season but I didn't know the club was interested in him.

"He is a good player but I am not prepared to say at the moment whether he would be in my interests for next year.

"If I was Mark Noble or Robert Green or Valon Behrami I wouldn't be very pleased to hear that (I had been put up for sale). I didn't know.

"It is not pleasant. You don't like it but this is the way it goes.

"I have been surprised so many times this year - so I am not surprised that I am surprised."

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