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Sullivan's £25million Bolton loan

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Businessman Laurence Bassini has revealed how West Ham co-owner David Sullivan lent him £25million to aid his purchase of stricken League One club Bolton Wanderers.

"The [Bolton] stadium needs a refurb, the [stadium's] hotel needs sorting and the training ground needs sorting.

In a week in which West Ham pulled out of a deal to sign Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez as the club were unwilling to pay the entire ?44million fee in advance, it has been confirmed that Sullivan lent Bassini - who claims to be an old friend - the huge sum.

Cant say I've seen Laurence Bassini play before but if Sullivan (who is a west ham fan & not in it for money remember) is investing £25m (more than he sold Arnie for) I assume that he must be pretty decent... ? #whu #whufc — Hammers ? (@KouyateKing) July 12, 2019 More reading: 'Got £25m to spare, boss?'

The wacky world of David Sullivan

Unsurprisingly perhaps the news has led to many West Ham fans taking to social media in order to question why Sullivan couldn't have directed the funds to his own club - and perhaps help with the failed Gomez deal.

Embed from Getty Images Bassini saw a previous attempt to purchase the Trotters collapse at the end of last season, which resulted in Wanderers being placed in administration.
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