West Ham United are bracing themselves for another bid from their Olympic Stadium rivals for talismanic midfielder Scott Parker reports the Daily Mail.
The bid will come fresh from thrashing out a deal that saw Robbie Keane move to Upton Park on loan until the end of the season with a view to a permanent £6million transfer.
Tottenham Hotspur chiefs have now turned their attention to Parker whom they want to sign before the window slams shut tonight and are holding out for an agreement between the two clubs.
Spurs are said to have tabled an improved £10million bid for the 30-year-old Englishman on Sunday evening, which was again rejected by the Irons shortly after the Keane transfer was finalised.
But Tottenham are poised to come back with another offer as manager Harry Redknapp is keen to rush through a deal that will see the Hammer move to White Hart Lane in time for the next round of Champions League fixtures.
Redknapp has long admired Parker but West Ham are insistent that the midfielder, who agreed a new contract earlier this season, is not for sale. There was frustration yesterday at Spurs’ offer given the stance taken over Parker, whose situation is non-negotiable.
West Ham manager Avram Grant has had a very busy transfer window so far with the signings of Wayne Bridge, Gary O’Neil, Demba Ba and now Robbie Keane from Tottenham.
But the best bit of business all together will surely be if the Hammers can keep hold of their influential central midfielder to help the East London club in their battle for Barclays Premier League survival.
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