Date: 16th April 2007 at 10:02am
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Everyone knows Scott Parker hasn`t had the best of times on Tyneside. This season has seen the former Charlton and Chelsea man heckled by his own fans – sarcastic clapping seemed to follow from our skipper – and many aren`t endeared by his less than vocal captaincy and crab like movement on the pitch. With a move to West Ham having cropped up in January, things seem to have escalated to a new level. I think I`m one of a growing number who thinks he`ll be angling for a move back ‘darn sarf` when the summer window reopens.

The press have also jumped on the bandwagon following these developments, linking Scott with a move to Arsenal in return for Gilberto. However the staggering sum of £8m is mentioned which just about rules out any feasibility of that – given Wenger`s notorious shrewdness in the transfer market. Juventus have also been mentioned as a possible suitor for the Brazilian and somehow I think he`d probably choose the 27 times Scudetto winning Bianconeri over the good old English black and whites!

Verdict – a bog standard ‘2+2 = 98677’ paper story.