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Chelsea leave Parker to Tottenham as Redknapp does homework

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is doing his homework on West Ham United midfielder Scott Parker.

The Daily Express says Redknapp has this week been taking opinions from trusted allies on Parker's character and how he might fit into his side.

West Ham have demanded £8m for Parker, 30, but Spurs are confident that figure will tumble as the transfer window draws to a close.

Chelsea made an enquiry about signing Parker on loan, but it is understood their interest has now passed. Despite his affection towards West Ham, Parker knows he must quit Upton Park before the end of August to remain in England manager Fabio Capello's Euro 2012 plans.

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