West Ham United midfielder Scott Parker is a summer transfer target for Tottenham Hotspur according to the Daily Star.
The instrumental Hammers star, who was recently crowned with the prestigious Football Writers' Player of the Year award, has been consistently linked with a move away from Upton Park.
Amidst growing fears that West Ham will fail in their bid to retain their Barclays Premier League status, Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has revealed his interest in bringing Parker to White Hart Lane at the end of the season.
"If they don't stay up they've got a problem keeping the footballer of the year," he said.
"He's a real proper pro, proper good bloke, family man, role model, not a minute's problem, gets on with it."
Spurs failed in a bid to sign Parker last year, and were also linked in the English press with an approach in the mid-season window.
So it is no surprise that Tottenham are thought to be the frontrunners for his signature again this summer.
"We liked him but I don't think we ever got close really – £15m was a lot of money for his age," Redknapp continued.
"If they go down, is he going to play in the Championship next year? I wouldn't have thought so.
"I don"t know what he'll cost but it isn't going to be £15m is it? He wants to play for England. It is going to be hard for him."
It is believed that Tottenham will move for Parker regardless of whether or not his current club avoid the drop.
But a move to White Hart Lane will surely prove more likely if West Ham bow out of the top-flight, with Spurs able to provide a platform for the 30-year-old star to continue showing he has what it takes to continue playing for England.
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