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West Ham reject bid from Spurs for midfielder Scott Parker

PUBLISHED: 07:34 29 July 2010 | UPDATED: 16:17 05 October 2010

Scott Parker was in tremendous form for West Ham last season

Scott Parker was in tremendous form for West Ham last season

West Ham have rejected an audacious bid from rivals Tottenham for star midfielder Scott Parker.

West Ham have rejected an audacious bid from rivals Tottenham for star midfielder Scott Parker.

The Hammer Of The Year was superb for the Irons last season and was a huge factor in the club staying in the Premier League.

His outstanding performances in the middle of the park for the East End club earned him a call-up to England's 30-man contingency squad for the World Cup.

His work-rate earned high praise for his peers and the club vowed that they would not lose their star man, a pledge they are determined to keep.

"I made a promise that I would not sell Scott and I will not, for any amount of money, break that promise to the West Ham supporters," co-owner David Sullivan said.

"Scott is not for sale at any price, to anyone. West Ham supporters, for far too long, have had owners that sell their best players and promise one thing and do another.

"This is a new era. We are building a bigger, better West Ham and when we make a promise, we honour it."

The Hammers bought Parker from Newcastle in 2007 for £7million and the strong-trackling midfielder has been a crowd favourite since making the move.

It is well documented the club do have financial problems, but they are adamant they will hang on to the former Charlton man and a statement revealed they are looking to extend the midfielder's contract.

"The club would like to state that regardless of the size of the bid, nothing will break the promise that chairman David Sullivan made to our supporters.

"As repeatedly stated, Scott Parker is not for sale and there are no circumstances and no amount of money that will cause us to break that pledge to the fans.

"The club informed Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy prior to him making the offer that we would not welcome any approach to unsettle the player. Scott Parker has three years left on his contract and the club has opened talks with his agent over a new five-year deal.


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