West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan has ruled out a move for Jack Wilshere.

West Ham have been one of the clubs linked with Wilshere, but it seems they won’t be signing the midfielder this summer.

Speaking to talkSPORT, their co-chairman David Sullivan said: “We are very optimistic with the four players we have signed and we think all four will make a huge difference.

“I can’t comment on players from other clubs but what I would say is midfield is not a position we are looking for. We have a lot of good midfielders at the club, but never say ‘never’.”

Wilshere has a year left on his Arsenal contract and has been linked with West Ham, Sampdoria and, most surprisingly, Turkish club Antalyaspor.

West Ham were believed to be a likely destination for Wilshere, due to him being a supporter of the club. However, it seems even the Hammers, who seemingly sign everyone and anyone, don’t want the England international. Not this summer, at least.

The 25-year-old spent last season on loan with Bournemouth after being told that opportunities would be limited at Arsenal, but ended the season with a hairline fracture. Wilshere will made 27 Premier League appearances but only two assists.

With the amount of injury problems he’s had, it seems club are reluctant to pay out a large fee for him. He could be a more attractive option for them as a free agent. At the moment, it seems Wilshere will remain at Arsenal if they can’t secure a decent fee for him.

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