West Ham have rejected a bid from Tottenham for star midfielder Scott Parker.
Hammers chairman David Sullivan confirmed in May that Parker would be the one player not for sale after the club avoided relegation to the Championship, and insisted the offer from Tottenham had not tested their resolve.
A statement from Sullivan on West Ham’s official website read: “I made a promise that I would not sell Scott and I will not, for any amount of money, break that promise to the West Ham supporters.
“Scott is not for sale at any price, to anyone. West Ham supporters, for far too long, have had owners that sell their best players and promise one thing and do another.
“This is a new era. We are building a bigger, better West Ham and when we make a promise, we honour it.”
Sullivan also added “we would not welcome any approach to unsettle the player”.