West Ham Turn Down Tottenham Bid for Scott Parker

White Hart Lane boss has Upton Park midfielder bid turned down.

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Feb. 06, 2010 - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - Football - Burnley v West Ham United Barclays Premier League - Turf Moor - 6/2/10..West Ham's Scott Parker shows his disappointment.

West Ham have rejected a bid from Tottenham for midfielder Scott Parker.
The 29-year-old England international, who has three years left on his contract, has been linked with a move away from Upton Park.
But Hammers chairman David Sullivan told the club website that Parker is not for sale at any price.
“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,” he 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.”
A West Ham statement read: “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.” (BBC Sport)

So there have it, even if anyone comes along with an offer of sheer stupendousness, David Sullivan will still turn it down. Harry Redknapp is still to pick up one of his name targets, but he has time yet to rectify this. Scott Parker had a pretty good season last term, even though the Hammers as a whole had a poor one. One can see why West Ham are reticent to sell a player who is in many ways the heartbeat of the club.

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