Villa could pounce for Parker

The 30-year-old had been expected to sign for Tottenham this summer

but Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is said to be unwilling to meet

Parker’s wage demands of around £70,000-a-week. That could

pave the way for Villa boss Alex McLeish to sneak in with an offer,

according to the Daily Mail. Parker is understood to have rejected

the chance to move to Istanbul, with Fenerbahce having offered the

Hammers around £10million for the former Chelsea and Newcastle

man.