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Gold keen to Hammer out a deal

FORMER Birmingham chairman David Gold insists he is not put off investing in West Ham by their pile of debt.<br /><br />Gold and former Blues co-owner David Sullivan are thought to be interested in buying the Hammers, who are owned largely by Icelandic bank Straumur-Burdaras.<br /><br />But while Sullivan has expressed concerns at the amount the east London club owe, Gold appears unconcerned. &ldquo;I wouldn&rsquo;t dwell on the problems or previous owners,&rdquo; Gold said of West Ham.<br /><br />He and Sullivan left Birmingham earlier this month after selling to Hong Kong-based Carson Yeung. But Gold, a former West Ham youth player, is already missing the game.<br /><br />&ldquo;I just have to have this adrenalin kick every now and then and only football gives it,&rdquo; he added. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m the chairman of five companies as I speak but no business gives me the thrill that being in football does.&rdquo;<br />