Why West Ham chiefs are bracing for a frosty reception at Leicester this weekend

West Ham’s owners face being frozen out of the Leicester boardroom this weekend as a bizarre feud continues.

It comes with relations still frosty between the two clubs, after remarks by Karren Brady in a newspaper column regarding the Foxes’ owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

Baroness Brady claimed Srivaddhanaprabha casually spent around £500,000 on wine after sacking Claudio Ranieri last February, less than a year after the Italian astonishingly made Leicester champions.

Although the comment was light-hearted, the Midlanders took offence.

West Ham apologised unreservedly, but it did little to thaw relations.

We revealed in February that, as a result, the Foxes refused to enter into negotiations with West Ham over striker Islam Slimani during the January transfer window.

Slimani was instead loaned to Newcastle.

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Hammers chiefs are now bracing themselves for the cold shoulder on Saturday at the King Power Stadium, where the visitors need a win to be assured of top-flight football next season.

They have no intention of sidestepping the game but have no idea where they will be seated or how they will be received.

Meanwhile, Andy Carroll is set to feature against Leicester after patching things up with boss David Moyes.

The striker was back in training on Wednesday, following a furious confrontation with Moyes on Monday at the club’s Rush Green HQ.

Carroll has been fined two weeks’ wages for blowing his top in response to being left on the bench during Sunday’s 4-1 thumping by Manchester City.

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