West Ham fans have been left stunned by the statement which was released by the club late on Friday night.
The Hammers posted an article on the club’s website with comments from joint chairman David Sullivan regarding the club’s transfer business.
They include revelations that the club rejected the chance to sign top target William Carvalho hours before the window closed and that Slaven Bilic turned down the opportunity to sign both Grzegorz Krychowiak and Renato Sanches.
Sullivan said: “It is no secret that we made a club record bid for Sporting Lisbon’s William Carvalho but unfortunately that offer was rejected a couple of weeks ago.
“Late last night Sporting Lisbon made contact to accept the original offer, but unfortunately it was just too late in the day, and we simply did not have enough time to put the player through a medical.
“We were not prepared, as a club, to buy a player for that amount of money without him having gone through adequate medical checks.”
Sullivan then revealed that Bilic passed up the opportunity to bring in two high profile players before they sealed moves elsewhere in the Premier League.
“Grzegorz Krychowiak and Renato Sanches were both offered to the manager before their switches elsewhere, but he told us that he is happy with the squad he has.
“As a Board we are behind Slaven, and he believes he has the tools to turn around our form and rectify our disappointing start to the season.”
The comments have caused quite a stir amongst Hammers fans, with most believe Sullivan is deliberately piling more pressure on Bilic – here’s a selection of what’s been said on Twitter.