Kia Joorabchian has confirmed that he is interested in buying out West Ham, according to a statement released to the Stock Exchange.
But the Iranian-born businessman added any move for the club would not be made in the immediate future.
The statement read: “Kia Joorabchian wishes to clarify that he has not ruled out the option of making a bid for West Ham United.
“There can be no certainty that an offer will be made nor as to the terms on which any such offer might be made.”
Joorabchian was first linked with a bid for the Hammers 12 months ago when he was president of MSI.
That deal didn’t get off the ground, but following the recent deals that took MSI clients Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano to Upton Park , he has again been at the centre of speculation over a potential takeover.
Joorabchian resigned from MSI earlier this year, although he has retained an interest in Tevez and Mascherano.
West Ham confirmed last week that any potential takeover is not “contractually linked” to the arrival of Tevez and Mascherano at Upton Park.