Hammers deny Neil deal

Last updated : 16 January 2009 By Plymouth_hammer

Joe Kinnear has admitted contacting the player however the Hammers have denied receiving any bid for their Captain.

A statement on the official site reads, "West Ham United would like to make it clear that Lucas Neill is a contracted West Ham United player and that we have received no approach from any club for his services including Newcastle United.

"We are astonished by reports today that a Premier League manager has claimed contact with one of our contracted players.

"As stated on 31 December by CEO Scott Duxbury, talks over a new contract with Lucas Neill - who remains committed to West Ham United - are due to be held in due course when appropriate for all parties.