It's classic stuff. Parker? We don't need him. Why would we want him? I've got enough good midfielders at this club anyway. West Ham can keep him, he's worth more to them than he is to us anyway. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, a nod's as good as a wink to a blind bat.
But if you REALLY want to sell him...well we don't really need him, but to help you out, for old time's sake and all that...if it would help keep West Ham to stay in business, I suppose we could go to...five million if really pushed. Or £3million in the summer if you've already been relegated. Mind you, we can't pay his absurd wages so we will be looking either for Mr West Ham to take a wage cut or for you lot to pay him £20k a week to play for us until his contract runs down in, what, four year's time?
How does that sound? I know, I'm ripping out my own heart and giving it to you as a present, but then, I'm that kind of guy!