Zola repeats no sale stance
West Ham boss Gianfranco Zola has played down speculation regarding a trio of his players.
By Elliot Ball
Last Updated: 28/12/08 7:39pm
West Ham manager Gianfranco Zola has played down speculation linking a trio of his players with moves away from Upton Park.
Speculation has been rife over the future of Craig Bellamy this week, with Spurs failing in a bid to land the Welsh striker.
Manchester City have been mooted as potential suitors for Bellamy too, while Matthew Upson has also been linked with a move away from the Hammers.
The latest player to be linked with a move away is Julien Faubert, who had reportedly spoken of his desire to go back to France.
But Zola has played down the transfer rumours citing his has ambitious plans for the London club and he aims to keep his star players.
"We have good players in our side, we have good players and obviously there are teams that want good players," Zola said after his side's win over Stoke on Sunday.
"I'm not concerned (with the recent speculation), I think what we want to do here to improve the team to do well.
"As far as I'm concerned the club is on the same line we want to keep our best players."
When quizzed on whether his side will hold onto their main assests in January Zola added: "Yes we will try everything we can to keep them obviously we have a project, an ambitious project and we need good players to achieve that."