West Ham table bid for Parker

News of the bid will come as little surprise with Curbishley looking to replace the outwardbound Reo-Coker and the midfielder who captained his Charlton side is understood to have been a target since January.

Whether new toon boss Sam Allardyce will be willing to part with the player is another matter, but it has been rumoured that Parker is unhappy at St. James' Park and Allardyce is interested in signing Man City bad boy Joey Barton.