Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp ready to launch £12m bid for West Ham's Scott Parker - report

Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has stepped up his pursuit of Scott Parker by tabling a £12 million bid for the West Ham skipper.

Redknapp is aiming to test the resolve of his former club after having had a £7 million offer rejected earlier this month.

According to The Sunday Mirror, the Spurs boss wants to offer Parker the dream shot at Champions League football this season and is hoping that an increased bid will land his man.

Despite West Ham's owners claiming that Parker was the one player that they wouldn't contemplate selling, Spurs have refused to give up the chase, coming back with an improved offer.

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 prolong the former Newcastle and Chelsea man's stay at Upton Park by offering him a new bumper five-year deal.

But the Hammers' hierarchy have not yet dissuaded Redknapp, who remains undaunted as he searches for those "one or two top quality players to tip the balance for us".

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