Zola confident on players
Gianfranco Zola is confident he can keep his best players at Upton Park during the January transfer window.
Last Updated: 08/01/10 4:15pm
West Ham manager Gianfranco Zola is confident he can keep his best players at Upton Park during the January transfer window.
The cash-strapped Hammers are currently flirting with the relegation zone in the Premier League and speculation has mounted that they may have to let their prized assets leave the club.
Carlton Cole, Matthew Upson, Scott Parker and Robert Green have all been linked with moves away from East London in recent weeks, although Zola reveals the club have yet to receive any firm offers.
The Italian coach admits there is bound to be interest in some of his players, but hopes they will be going nowhere.
"I know I have good players in my team and it is normal that teams are looking for them. I am confident we can keep our best players," he said.
"I don't think we have had any enquiries so far. I haven't been told so. I am confident I can keep them here.
"I don't deal with these things (transfers). I am just dealing with the players we have and I try to make them happy to stay here."
While speculation has mounted that the Hammers are set to sell a number of key figures, they have also been linked with a few incoming transfers.
Strikers Marlon Harewood, James Beattie and Eider Gudjohnsen have been touted as possible signings, but Zola has refused to name names.
"We are looking into something," he added. "That doesn't mean we need to talk about it. I don't think it would be a wise thing to do.
"In two days' time I have a very big match coming up against Wolves and for me to talk about the players that might come in or that may go out certainly won't help the situation.
"What matters to me is that we win the game on Sunday which is vital for us."