Dave Sullivan Jnr – son of West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan Snr -refused to rule out the possibility of the current owners eventually buying the London Stadium.
The sometimes-maligned home of the Hammers for the past season is currently property of Newham Council and E20 LLP but is costing the taxpayer millions of pounds in upkeep.
West Ham pay £2.5m a year to rent the stadium and use it for football – not that they have been able to this year courtesy of the World Athletics Championships being held in Stratford.
The Hammers have had to play their first three games away from home but will finally take to the pitch in London against Huddersfield under the lights in E20 on September 11.
Speaking in an interview with Sport Bible, Sullivan said he expects his elder brother Jack to be Hammers chairman one day and ruled out any possibility of the club being sold by his father and David Gold.
“I personally think Jack is more likely to be the chairman of West Ham, however I would still like some input,” Sullivan said.
“Jack is currently working with the Ladies team in order to gain the experience he needs. Jack is also looking into working with clubs in other countries. Whereas I am focused on my own project and West Ham is not in my immediate future.
“However I will still retain my shareholding and one of the Sullivans will be the chairman.”
When asked if the club could every be bought by someone else, he added: “No. If a Saudi Arabian investor could take West Ham further than we can, then no. We would want someone who can take West Ham a lot further than we ever could.”
And on the stadium?
“I cannot comment on that, but it is certainly a possibility.”