Scott Parker could be set for a return to West Ham this summer, the club's chairman David Sullivan has confirmed, but only if the Tottenham midfielder can fit into the side's wage bill.
Parker's time at Spurs has brought mixed success, with the England international enjoying an impressive first season for the club after moving from relegated West Ham in 2011, but his most recent campaign was less consistent and the purchase of Paulinho would likely spell the end of his time with the club.
He has since been fielding interest from a number of sides and Sullivan has now confirmed that West Ham are looking into the possibility of signing the midfielder who spent four years in East London.
Sullivan, who actively uses Twitter to respond to West Ham fans' questions, said on social media that the club "would love to have Scott Parker back if there is room on the wage bill".
Parker was handed a lucrative contract by Tottenham when he joined the side two years ago with Daniel Levy going against his usual tactics of only signing players on big-money deals if they were either young or offered a good resale value.
And the chairman will no doubt be regretting having given in to Harry Redknapp's assurances that Parker would be worth the gamble as he looks for a move that can match his wages at the north London club this summer.
Tottenham will be desperately hoping to offload the 31 year old to cut down on their own wage bill with Andre Villas-Boas looking to overhaul the squad this summer. Along with Paulinho, the side are very close to agreeing a deal for FC Twente winger Nacer Chadli and the manager has insisted that more additions will arrive.
Parker's performances for the side deteriorated last season and Villas-Boas gave him more limited opportunities. But at West Ham he may be able to recapture the form that made him a favourite with the fans and a loan spell is also not being discounted as the side look to build on an impressive first season back in the top flight.