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West Ham United midfielder Scott Parker has revealed he will stay at Upton Park next season.

The 29-year-old has been linked with a host of Premier League sides after helping his team avoid relegation last season.

Parker was voted the club's Player of the Season but his future became unclear after manager Gianfranco Zola was sacked at the end of the campaign.

Aston Villa were the latest club to be linked with Parker, who was selected in the initial England World Cup squad this summer.

But Avram Grant has since replaced Zola and Parker told the News of the World he was relishing the chance of talking to the former Chelsea and Portsmouth boss.

The midfielder said: "I have not met the new manager yet, but obviously he has impressed the chairmen with the very good jobs he has done at other clubs.

"I am looking forward to meeting Avram and talking to him about his ideas and what he wants to bring to the club."

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