Spurs fail in bid for Parker

TOTTENHAM have had a bid rejected for West Ham United midfielder Scott Parker.

The 29-year-old has been linked with a move away from Upton Park, but co-chairman David Sullivan has reiterated that their star player is not for sale.

“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.”

The Hammers have offered the 29-year-old a new contract worth �20million over five years as proof that they intend to build their future around him.

The East London club also issued a statement saying: “The club informed Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy prior to him making the offer that we would not welcome any approach to unsettle the player.”

Parker, who missed out on a place in the England World Cup squad, has three years left on his current contract.

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