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West Ham receive no bids for Parker, but Sullivan fancies loan deal

PUBLISHED: 09:00 14 July 2011

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Co-chairman confirms club have received no approaches for star midfielder

West Ham have revealed that the club is yet to receive an offer for their star midfielder Scott 
Parker.

Last season’s Football Writers’ Player of the Year, who turns 31 in October, is thought to be attracting interest from a host of clubs, including Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa and most recently Chelsea.

However, contrary to reports elsewhere, the club have confirmed that there have been no approaches made for the player.

“We’ve had no approach from any clubs officially,” David Sullivan told Sky Sports News.

“We keep hearing rumours and I’d be wrong to comment further.

“We’d love a deal, and this has been mooted, that we’ll loan him out for the season for a substantial fee and when we get promotion he comes back to us.

“That sort of deal would appeal to us because we love Scott.

“We’re not desperate for anything. You know we’d obviously love a loan fee. He has substantial value and has three or four years left of his career.”

With Chelsea’s Ghanaian midfielder Michael Essien ruled out for at least six months following a knee operation, it was suggested that new Blues manager Andre Villas-Boas was interested in taking Parker to Stamford Bridge on loan for the season.

Tottenham are another club who had been linked but it seems that interested has cooled.

While Spurs have previously been interested in Parker, the Advertiser understands that Tottenham have abandoned their chase for West Ham’s talisman, and will not be bidding for the 30-year-old.

Parker has been training with the West Ham squad on their pre-season tour in Switzerland, although it is thought that Saturday’s game against Bishops Stortford may come too early for the midfielder to feature.

Hammers boss Sam Allardyce revealed that he has held talks with Parker and his England colleagues Robert Green and Carlton Cole and is hopeful that at least one of the trio will stay at the club.

“We sat down and chatted and they said they were happy to do their pre-season training with us and see what happened,” he said.

“If the right sort of bid comes in for a player then we would have to look at it.

“I am hopeful that they won’t all be leaving.”

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