Rob Green’s decision to move on from West Ham United this summer has attracted the attention of a host of sides – including London rivals Queens Park Rangers.
The Irons chairman, David Gold, announced on Twitter that the stopper – who is currently on international duty with England – will be leaving on a free this summer after allowing his contract to expire.
Gold said: “Robert Green is a free agent he has chosen to move on. Matthew Upson did the same thing.
“Nobody wants Rob to leave but nothing is for ever, he must do what is best for him and we must do what is best for us.”
Queens Park Rangers are currently favourites to land Green and a move to west London with their ambitious manager and big budget may be tempting for the 32-year-old.
However, Mark Hughes faces a battle with Spanish side Malaga to sign the player.
According to the Sun, Green fancies a shot at the Champions League with the side who finished fourth in La Liga and the big-spending Spaniards could comfortably match anything QPR were prepared to offer the player.
Meanwhile, there are rumours that while West Ham will be losing Green, they may be getting an even bigger name in – Nicolas Anelka.
The former Chelsea striker is currently with Shanghai Shenhua in China but according to the Daily Mail, West Ham, Tottenham Hotspur and QPR are all interested in bringing him back to England.