The Daily Mail carries an interesting insight tonight into just how acrimonious Scott Parker’s final hours at Fulham became.

Fulham apparently barred Parker from their Motspur Park training ground as he prepared to part ways with the Championship club and take over at Bournemouth. The 40 year-old was denied the chance to pick up his personal belongings and say goodbye to club staff having been in Portugal on holiday. Fulham didn’t want the integrity of their premises compromised as they opened up again for pre-season training, but the club were also miffed by the actions of their manager, who had initially demanded a hefty pay-off as he manoeuvred his way towards the exit door.