BORO LEFT IN RACE FOR UNITED DUO?
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
A number of clubs have been linked with the Old Trafford pair, as Sir Alex Ferguson is believed to be ready to allow them to leave the Premiership champions, and the suggestion has been for some time that they will head for Boro along with Steve McClaren.
There were, however, reports on Thursday indicating that new Hammers boss Glenn Roeder was close to pulling off a double swoop, while Everton and other clubs were also mentioned.
Ipswich Town have watched midfielder Wilson in action, but Sunderland boss Peter Reid said that the 22-year-old was no better than the players he already had within his squad.
"I just think it is agents flying kites to try and get other clubs interested," complained Roeder. "I can absolutely guarantee I have made no bids for these players.
"But I suppose it is quite convenient for the agent to use West Ham as trying to get some interest from the other clubs, and there is nothing I can do about that."
The new Upton Park boss is probably close to the mark as both Wilson and Greening have been linked with all and sundry during the close season.
"I'm sure eventually we will get those players in that we want and I'd hope there will be a minimum of three signings by the time we go to Anfield," he added on West Ham's official website.
"I'm making every effort to bring players in to make us a better team."
Roeder is keen to sign Sebastian Schemmel, as previously reported, but he warned he will not pay over the odds for the £500,000-rated full back.
Everton, meanwhile, also denied the stories crediting them with a desire to bring Wilson and Greening to Goodison, seemingly leaving Boro as favourites to land at least one of the United reserves.