West Ham have not given up hope of bringing Joe Cole and Thierry Henry to the club, co-chairman David Gold has revealed.
Cole will become a free agent at the end of the month when his contract with Barclays Premier League champions Chelsea expires, while former Arsenal striker Henry could leave Spanish giants Barcelona this summer.
The club have made offers to Cole and Henry and expect to hear back from both players after the World Cup. "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 said.
"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 10 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."
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