Hammers rule out Mutu bid
West Ham rule out January moves for both Mutu and Rubinho
By Simone Bargellini. Last Updated: December 29, 2009 4:47pm
Mutu: Will not be joining Hammers
West Ham sporting director Gianluca Nani has dismissed speculation linking the Hammers with a move for Fiorentina striker Adrian Mutu as 'rubbish'.
Reports have tipped the former Chelsea player for a switch to Upton Park as Gianfranco Zola looks to guide his relegation-threatened side to safety.
While Mutu's agent has previously claimed that a January switch is not out of question, Nani has dismissed such a move.
He told Violanews.com: "I would like to talk about serious things. I prefer not to say anything about Mutu.
"It's all rubbish. I'm saddened by all these voices which insist there's a deal.
"There's little respect and that's not right."
The sporting director has also scotched speculation linking the London club with Palermo goalkeeper Rubinho.
Nani told mediterraneonline.it: "We are not interested in Rubinho - we have one of the England national team goalkeepers, why would we start to deal for another one?"
Instead, Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini has told Gazzetta dello Sport that the Serie A side are working on the keeper's transfer to Livorno.