Transfer news

Sullivan keen on Parker loan

July 13, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

West Ham co-owner David Sullivan has revealed the club would welcome a loan approach for England midfielder Scott Parker.

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Parker, 30, has been linked with clubs including Tottenham, Arsenal and Aston Villa since West Ham's relegation, while Chelsea are reported to be looking at re-signing the player on loan following the news of Michael Essien's long-term injury.

Sullivan says there has been no formal approach as yet for Parker but revealed he would happily allow the midfielder to spend the season on loan.

"We have had no approaches from any club officially," he told Sky Sports News. "We keep hearing rumours and I would be wrong to comment further.

"I have not spoken to Scott myself. I think he has indicated and his agent has told me for his England career that he would like to play in the Premier League, but if we can't get the right fee for him I think he accepts he will be playing for West Ham next year in the Championship.

"He is a supreme professional and I am sure he will do a wonderful job whether he is with West Ham or somebody else. I mean we would love a deal - and this has been mooted - that maybe we loan him out for the season for a substantial fee and then when we get promotion he comes back to us.

"That sort of deal would appeal to us because we love Scott. We would obviously want a loan fee because he has substantial value and has three or four years left of his career.

"They would probably be getting the best of those three of four years. He is at the absolute peak of his game at the moment and is playing out of his skin. He would be a superstar wherever he goes and in the Championship he would be the best player."