West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady has revealed that she spotted Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy doing what looked like an early summer deal.
Brady and Levy were both at the Arts Club in London’s Mayfair, as was Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck, in what was described as a coincidental meeting.
Brady, though, noted that Levy was accompanied for his breakfast by someone that appeared to be negotiating a potential early transfer deal.
“Breakfast at The Arts Club looks like a Premier League meeting,” Brady wrote in the Sun. “The chairman of Chelsea, Spurs, the Premier League, and me are all present. But it’s not for some clandestine meeting, it’s purely a coincidence.
“I get a kiss hello from them all, including the chairman of Spurs who I congratulate on a top season. He is obviously doing his football business for next season early, looking at his breakfast companion — the rest of us are just there for the full English.”
Levy has established a reputation as a difficult negotiator, and it appears that Brady, part of the hierarchy of a rival club, spotted him in action.
Tottenham's transfers last summer have largely proved unsuccessful, the likes of Moussa Sissoko and Vincent Janssen struggling to settle since their arrivals. With Champions League football again next season, Mauricio Pochettino will be looking to add more depth to his squad.