Pardew: No firesale
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
West Ham manager Alan Pardew insists there will be no exodus from Upton Park.West Ham United manager Alan Pardew insists there will be no exodus from Upton Park during the New Year.
The Championship outfit's financial situation has prompted speculation that the club will be forced into flogging some of their more saleable assets.
Marlon Harewood has been linked with Norwich City, Nigel Reo-Coker has also been tipped for an exit while Matthew Etherington has voiced his fears that he will be sold.
But Hammers boss Pardew has moved to quell concerns that any of his key players will be sacrificed when the transfer window reopens.
Pardew has warned Premiership clubs to drop any ideas of poaching his players as he is aiming to take The Hammers into the top flight at the end of the season.
"We are right in the promotion race but there are a lot of other teams there as well and we need our best players at this stage of the season," said Pardew.
"Like everyone, I've heard the speculation that has linked some of our players with moves away from the club in January.
"The best figure that we would get for one of our players would be nowhere near the £25 million we would receive if we are promoted.
"There is no reason for us to sell anyone. Nigel, Matty and Marlon will not be leaving this club in the January transfer window.
"We need our best players here if we are going to get promoted."