Chelsea Transfer News: Scott Parker may join from West Ham.
News coming from London has implied that Scotty Parker, ex-Chelsea player and West Ham star man is set on a move to Stamford Bridge after a bid for 8 million Pounds was presented to the Hammers. The East England club was ready to accept a loan deal for the player but has indicated that Chelsea will have to pay the whole of Parker’s transfer fee to get him to cover for the injured Michael Essien.
initially, Parker’s loan value was evaluated to be around 1.5 million Pounds in addition with his annual wages to be paid by Chelsea, yet West Ham were not ready to accept any loan offer below the 4 million mark. This led to bids of 7 million Pounds from the Blues which was eventually improved to the standing amount. Reports say that West Ham, who were relegated last term, are ready to accept the offer that would see Scott Parker return to playing in the Chelsea blue.
West Ham are currently in rehabilitation mode under new manager Sam Allardyce as they look for a speedy return to the top flight. They are ready to sell their excelling midfielder hoping it would give them the cash to rocket their way back to the premiership. The Hammers are looking at ex-Spurs and Chelsea player Eidur Gudjohnsen to join them on a free transfer along with the likes of DJ Campbell from Blackpool for a reported 1.25 million Pounds. Allardyce is hoping he can perform a similar role to that performed by Teddy Sheringham, who at 38 joined before the 2004-05 season and whose experience helped guide the club to promotion from the Championship that campaign.
Neil Mc’Donald, big Sam’s assistant at the club said, “We’re trying to create an atmosphere that’s positive after what happened last season with the relegation, and we’re trying to give them information on how the manager wants to play. They haven’t done it all the time in the two games but they have done it and that’s very, very encouraging considering we’ve only been back to work for a week. It has been a very, very long week. The lads have been training three times a day and they are tired.“
The return of Scotty Parker is imminent, and we can only hope that it holds good to both sides concerned.