Date: 1st June 2007 at 9:13am
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While it comes as no surprise that the Scott Parker deal to West Ham is all but ‘signed, sealed and delivered`. This morning`s paper talk has a surprising twist in that Alan Curbishley`s spending is set to continue with a move for Joey Barton. Obviously this is the Daily Star talking, so it`s about as reliable as my dementia-suffering great-aunt Mavis, but nevertheless – how much are the Hammers going to spend this summer?! Already this morning they`ve been linked to Cahill, Darren Bent and Barton to go with their £8m or so splashed out on Parker. The joys of a rich benefactor?

Anyway we`re still pegged that it`s Willy McKay trying to force ours and Villa`s hands early doors so he can have a nice summer holiday in the Caribbean.

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