West Ham have denied reports claiming that they are obliged to play their new Argentine signings Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano in every match.
Reports has suggested that West Ham are contractually obliged to play the pair in every match, provided they are fit.
“That is categorically untrue,” Hammers spokesman Phil Hall told the BBC.
“And it is completely manager Alan Pardew’s shout as to whether he picks these two players.”
Businessman Kia Joorabchian, who oversaw the move of both players from Brazilian club Corinthians, told the Guardian: “There is no clause for them to play or not to play.
“That is totally the manager’s choice. If Alan doesn’t think they are good enough to play any game, or for tactical reasons, then that is his choice.”
Few details about the transfer have been revealed but there have been rumours that the players wil stay just one season before moving on to another Premiership club.