Fulham want Tottenham target Parker to lead them back to the Premier League

Owners keen to persuade former England midfielder to stay at Craven Cottage; Declan Rice gives England a boost.

Fulham want Scott Parker to stay on at Craven Cottage as they target an instant return to the Premier League.

Parker managed it last season, steering Fulham to promotion via the play-offs after they had dropped out of the top flight.

However, he has been heavily linked with the managerial job at Tottenham, with Daniel Levy believed to be a fan.

He is a 4/1 chance with Sky Bet to replace Jose Mourinho at Spurs.

Despite the interest and Parker remaining tight-lipped about his future, The Sun understands Fulham owner Shahid Khan and his son Tony, the club's director of football, want the former England midfielder to stay and pull off another instant promotion.

And according to The Sun, they believe they feel they have the nucleus of a squad strong enough to come back to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

Parker still has two years left on his contract.

Lazio boss Simone Inzaghi remains favourite for the Tottenham role and has shortened to 7/4 with Sky Bet.

Rice targets Brighton return to boost England hopes

Declan Rice is set to give West Ham and England a major boost by returning to action in Saturday's Premier League clash with Brighton.

Rice has been out for a month after damaging his knee while playing for England in their World Cup qualifying win over Poland.

The Sun reports that the midfielder is now back in full training and aiming to be available to David Moyes for the trip to the Amex Stadium.

His return is also a welcome boost to England boss Gareth Southgate, who will name his squad for this summer's tournament on May 25.

Rice is 4/11 with Paddy Power to line up for England in their opening Euros game against Croatia on June 13.

Mourinho eyes swoop for Brighton defender White

Jose Mourinho's Roma are the latest club to declare an interest in Brighton defender Ben White, according to The Sun.

However, they say the chances of a move to Serie A look slim, with the major clubs across Europe are scrambling to sign White set to push his valuation around £45million.

Liverpool were watching him closely after his year on loan at Leeds United, making inquiries to the Seagulls who are also believed to have rejected bids of up to £25million from the Elland Road club.

But it is not just Jurgen Klopp who admires from afar, with Arsenal and Manchester United tracking his performances and Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund emerging as interested parties.

PSG remain favourites to land him, with the French side 3/1 with Sky Bet to sign the 23-year-old in the summer.

Tottenham are 6/1, with Liverpool 9/1 and Manchester United at 10/1. Leeds are 14/1 shots.

* All odds correct at time of publication

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