West Ham United co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan are to reject the proposed changes to the Premier League’s TV deal, reports Football London.
The changes are set to see a club’s finishing position in the top flight determine the proportion of funds they receive from overseas broadcast revenue, meaning the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham, Man United and Arsenal would be free to claim an even greater proportion of the wealth generated from overseas broadcasts.
West Ham, who were on of only a few clubs outside the top five to originally support the idea, are now thought to have changed their stance and will instead now oppose any such changes.
In the club’s current form, in which they sit 15th in the Premier League table after a poor start to the new season, the Hammers would be set to lose a significant chunk of money should the new deal be put in place.
Newly promoted sides and some of the smaller top flight clubs would also lose out.
Premier League sides will meet next week to discuss the proposed changes.