Spurs boss plays down Parker link

BY foxsports • July 17, 2011

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has admitted the club are unlikely to move for West Ham star Scott Parker.

The England midfielder is expected to leave Upton Park as he seeks to stay in the Premier League following the Hammers' relegation.

Aston Villa is believed to have made a £7million bid for Parker, while Chelsea has been strongly linked with a loan move for the England international as cover is sought for the injured Michael Essien.

Redknapp has never hidden his admiration for Parker and the Spurs boss has been tipped to make a new move for the 30-year-old after seeing a bid to sign the former Newcastle man rebuffed last summer.

However, Redknapp insists Spurs are unlikely to move for the England international due to the finances involved.

"If you take into account the fee of around £8m, signing on fees and wages you're talking about a £30m deal," Redknapp told the Sunday Mirror.

"There is no way the club would sanction a deal for a 30-year-old who would have no resale value at the end of his contract."