As Scott Parker looks certain to pack his bags and exit Upton Park, the speculation over his future destination has three clubs in the firing line as Aston Villa and Spurs will watch Chelsea join the battle to land their former middle man, according to People.co.uk.
Since signing for the hammers in 2007, Parker has sparked up the flame that appeared to have been blown out since his departure from Charlton in 2004.
It has been reported that Chelsea will view the situation where Michael Essien is concerned, as Blues’ officials fear he has once again wrecked an anterior cruciate ligament, and if the case could once again see him side-lined for a lengthy period.
The England international made only 28 appearances during his frustrating two years at Stamford Bridge. Six years after his departure he has been highlighted as the man to come in and make a shock return to West London.
The Daily Mail has pointed out Villa and Spurs are ready to step up their approach for the 30 year old, who is currently in Switzerland with the rest of Big Sam’s squad.
It is thought a deal will be wrapped up sooner than later as the three top flight clubs scrap it out to acquire his assistance, and he is set to fly back as soon as a concrete offer has been placed.
Parker is up for grabs for a measly £7m as West Ham look to offload his £80k a week wage bill. He would certainly be a fantastic addition to any squad, and he is thought to favour a move that will see him stay put in the Capital… Unlucky Villa fans, we shall see…
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