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Tottenham table new offer for West Ham midfielder Parker

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has offered a massive £12 million for West Ham United midfielder Scott Parker.

The Sunday Mirror says Redknapp has made an improved bid for the Hammers midfielder as he attempts to test his former club's resolve to keep their prize asset.

Redknapp wants to offer Parker a dream shot at the Champions League this season and has already failed with a £7m bid.

But Spurs have returned with a second offer and are confident of taking the 29-year-old across London to White Hart Lane.

West Ham's board had insisted that Parker was the one player they would not contemplate selling this summer.

Chairman David Sullivan blasted Spurs after their first bid and claimed he was "very angry" at what he believed to be an attempt at unsettling Parker.

The Hammers have also attempted to convince him to stay by offering him a bumper five-year deal.

But Redknapp has been a long-term admirer of the former Newcastle star and has made signing him one of his top priorities.

He said: "We just need to improve that little bit. I still feel we need one or two top quality players to tip the balance for us."

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