Hammers reject midfield interest

18 August 2011 11:30
Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha is a £3m target for QPR but they have had a £4m bid for West Ham's Scott Parker rejected.

Boss Neil Warnock is ready to splash the cash on the back of new owner Tony Fernandes' takeover at Loftus Road and is anxious to improve his squad in all departments.Onuoha has been told he is free to leave Manchester City this summer after spending last season on loan at Sunderland where he made 31 appearances.

It's rumoured that the 24-year-old would prefer to stay in the north-west but Warnock is hoping to persuade him to move south, although the R's face competition from Everton, Blackburn and Bolton for his signature.

Onuoha's representative Kia Joorabchian admitted to BBC Sport: "I'm not surprised at this level of interest, because Nedum has proven that he's a very good player."Warnock is also keen on Parker with the England star anxious for a move back to the Premier League after West Ham's relegation but the Hammers value the midfielder in the £7m bracket and are not prepared to shift over their valuation.

Source: DSG