Hammer Parker's future could be decided today
Published 23:00 06/07/11 By Mike McGrath
Scott Parker is set for crunch talks with Sam Allardyce today over his West Ham future.
England midfielder Parker is back for pre-season training and will have his first face-to-face meeting with Big Sam.
The new Hammers boss has insisted he wants to sit down to talk with his England internationals, rather than speak on the phone.
Robert Green and Carlton Cole are also due to return to the club's Chadwell Heath HQ, along with Under-21 defender James Tomkins and Wales youngster Jack Collison.
Allardyce will speak to players who have concerns about their futures, then decide on a squad to take to Switzerland at the weekend for the club's pre-season tour.
In the case of Parker, who won the Football Writers' Association player-of-the-year award last season, it has appeared likely a transfer would suit both player and the club.
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is interested in the 30-year-old former Chelsea and Newcastle man.
Only scandal-hit Turkish giants Fenerbahce have tabled a bid though, and Parker is reluctant to move abroad.