Spurs close to signing West Ham's Parker

Updated: 28 August 2011 19:30 IST

Tottenham look set to sign Scott Parker after West Ham manager Sam Allardyce admitted he left the England midfielder out of Sunday's game at Nottingham Forest because a deal is close to completion.

Spurs close to signing West Ham's Parker
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Tottenham look set to sign Scott Parker after West Ham manager Sam Allardyce admitted he left the England midfielder out of Sunday's game at Nottingham Forest because a deal is close to completion.

Parker has been keen to join a Premier League club following West Ham's relegation to the Championship and Spurs boss Harry Redknapp, a long-time admirer of the 30-year-old England international, seems to have won the race for his signature.

Allardyce told Sky Sports: "There are some negotiations going on and I don't think he would be mentally right to play. It will come to fruition in the next 24 hours or so."

Parker, who joined the Hammers from Newcastle for 7 million pounds in 2007, was named Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year last season even though his team finished bottom of the Premier League.

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