Stoke City have approached West Ham United for Scott Parker.

The Daily Mail says Aston Villa, Tottenham and Chelsea have all admitted a liking for the 30-year-old England international who is valued at £8million by West Ham and is on around £70,000 a week.

Stoke manager Tony Pulis wants five new signings for his side and has designs on Tottenham's Peter Crouch, Wilson Palacios, Arsenal's Nicklas Bendtner and Birmingham duo Scott Dann and Cameron Jerome.

The problem has always been about agreeing personal terms with the players as Stoke are reluctant to break their wage structure with Kenwyne Jones reputedly their top earner on around £40,000 per week.

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