Hammers Table Rob Green Offer

  • Last Updated: February 21 2012, 9:13 GMT

West Ham co-owner David Sullivan claims the club have put "a fantastic offer" to Robert Green, but appreciates they must be a top-flight side if he is to sign.

Robert Green: Mulling over a new deal

The England international was among those to stick with the Hammers following their relegation out of the Premier League last season.

Rumours regarding his future rumbled on throughout the summer of 2011, and again during the recent winter transfer window, but he remains part of the set-up at Upton Park.

He has helped West Ham to place themselves within the promotion-chasing pack in the Championship, with an immediate return to the top tier very much on the cards.

The Hammers know they have to take that step if they are to retain the services of their key men and Green is among those who deserve to be playing at a higher level.

They have put a competitive offer to the 32-year-old shot-stopper, but Sullivan concedes that any decision regarding his future depends on what division the club finding themselves competing in next season.

"Green's contract is up this summer," he said in the Guardian.

"We have made him a fantastic offer, subject to us [getting promoted and] staying in the Premier League.

"But if we don't stay in the Premier League, we won't be able to afford him and he won't want to stay. So we have to go up."