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Grant: Scott Parker won't be leaving West Ham

July 31, 2010
By Soccernet staff

West Ham manager Avram Grant has dismissed reports that the club could sell midfielder Scott Parker, despite interest from Tottenham.

Scott Parker: Not for sale, says chairman
GettyImagesScott Parker: Not for sale

Parker has also been attracting the attention of Liverpool and Aston Villa, but Grant claims that his star man will be staying at Upton Park to be a part of his long-term plans.

"Yes, he is staying at the club," Grant told Sky Sports News. "He is a good player and it doesn't surprise me that many good teams would want him as he could play for any team in the Premier League.

"But we have plans for next season, not for one season for all the team. We have a vision about the club to have West Ham in a good place and good football and he is a big important part for this project."

The Hammers have already rejected an offer in the region of £8 million, and asked if he feared Spurs might make a new bid for Parker, Grant said: "I think they don't have to make a bid because we make it very, very clear that Scott Parker will stay with us."