West Ham bid for Gradel rejected by Whites TSS July 13, 2011 Transfer News 111 Comments Sky Sports sent Leeds United fans into panic mode earlier today when they revealed West Ham United had made a bid for Leeds’ star winger, Max Gradel. Relief came in the last hour however when it was reported that Leeds United had rejected the bid. The following tweet is from Sky Sports journalist, James Pearson. [qtweet 91169368192458752] Gradel, who scored 18 goals last season and won both the Players, Player of the Year and Fans Player of the Year award has been the subject of much speculation throughout the summer, fuelled not only by his outstanding performances in 2010-11 but also by the fact he has just one year remaining on his contract. Ken Bates told fans at the end of last season that Max Gradel was a key member of the team and was not for sale. Likewise, Simon Grayson has also offered reassurances to the fans that Gradel would not be sold although did concede that every player has their price.