Upton Park hero could make a move across London to the Emirates if he fails to avoid the drop.
Arsenal are set to make an audacious bid to sign West Ham United’s talisman Scott Parker but are only likely to be successful if the Hammers are relegated.
The 30-year-old has enjoyed another fine season culminating in an England call-up and a nomination for this season’s PFA Player of the Year award.
The former Chelsea player signed a new five-year deal last September but if West Ham are relegated they will need to remove his £70,000 a week wages.
The People report The Irons’ co-owner David Gold is willing to give the talisman a new contract and wage increase if they stay in the top flight.
But Arsenal manager Arsene wenger will test the East London’s club resolve with a £5million bid for their star.
The Frenchman is looking for an experienced defensive minded ball player to act as cover for Alex Song.
The Gunners boss sees Parker as ideal because of his experience and never-say-die attitude.
Parker would jump at the chance to play Champions League football again and to win some medals before his career is over.