Karren Brady insists Scott Parker will not be sold by West Ham this summer
The 29 year-old, who still harbours hopes of securing a place in Fabio Capello's 23-man World Cup squad, has been linked with a move to a number of Premier League clubs. Aston Villa are the latest to be rumoured to have expressed an interest, with a £10 million bid reportedly being prepared by manager Martin O'Neill. Related ArticlesPremier League Transfer TalkStill hope for Scott Parker?West Ham make Thierry Henry bidAvram Grant must wait for West Ham moveWest Ham put £15m price tag on Carlton ColeGrant closer to West Ham moveBut Brady is adamant that Parker, who was the stand-out player for West Ham in their disappointing Premier League campaign and scored the goal against Wigan that effectively sealed their survival, is going nowhere. "It's interesting that David Sullivan has given his word that Scott Parker will not be sold and I think that's absolutely what we wish to deliver to the supporters, that he's not going to be sold," Brady said. "So I think Aston Villa should reconsider making any approach because the worst thing is that it's very unsettling for the player, very unsettling for the club. "I think if we wanted to sell him we'd go about it a different way but we really don't. He's the player of the year and he's very important to us in building a better team to take West Ham into a better future."
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