West Ham co-owner Gold confident Diame and Carroll will stay until the end of the season

The supremo answered questions on Twitter from concerned fans over whether they would be losing two key members of their squad and he reassured them they would not be leaving
West Ham co-owner David Gold believes Mohamed Diame and Andy Carroll will stay at the club until the end of the season.

In a question-and-answer session on his Twitter account, Gold insisted that the pair will be at Upton Park until at least May, despite reports linking the duo elsewhere.

Diame, who joined as a free agent, has been interesting Arsenal after impressive recent displays, and Goal.com revealed that the east London club are ready to offer the midfielder a renewed deal to stave off interest from the Gunners.

The on-loan striker has been less successful this term and the Hammers are considering sending Carroll back to Liverpool in January, after several uninspiring performances and recent injury troubles.
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However, Gold replied to a question concerning whether Carroll will be at West Ham for the entire season by saying: "Yes, I believe so."

When asked about the interest Arsenal have shown in Diame he said: "I'm not aware of any offers."

Gold also said he believed the former Wigan man would remain at Upton Park for the remainder of 2012-13, responding "I believe so" when asked if the midfielder was happy to stay with the club.

The former Birmingham executive also revealed that Ricard Vaz Te is set to return from a shoulder injury in January.