Tottenham news – Spurs join race for Samba, Drogba part of Modric offer, Kaboul wants Marseille move

Spurs join race for Samba.

It appears that Spurs have joined Arsenal in the race to sign Blackburn’s Christopher Samba. The Mirror reports today that Spurs manager Harry Redknapp is looking to sign two central defenders this summer.

Although Samba only signed a new deal with Rovers earlier this year he is expected to leave the club this summer. It is understood that Arsenal have already had an £8 million bid rejected already.

Redknapp is willing to match the offer and Samba has said he is willing to listen to offers. However, it is understood that he has a £12 million release clause in his contract.

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Drogba part of Modric offer.

The Mirror has reported today that Didier Drogba has emerged as a potential makeweight in any deal for Luka Modric. The Croatian midfielder has been earmarked as the player who could unlock Fernando Torres’ goal scoring.

Although Spurs have consistently denied that Modric will be sold the manager Harry Redknapp is a known admirer of the Ivorian striker. Modric has not ruled out a possible move this summer and there is known interest from Chelsea and Manchester United.

Drogba was a favourite at Stamford Bridge when Guus Hiddink was in charge in 2009 and had been expected to stay. However, after splashing the cash on Torres in January it is felt there is a need to bring in some more creativity in midfield.

Kaboul wants Marseille move.

The Sun has today reported that Younis Kaboul wants to leave Spurs and move to French side Marseille this summer. It is understood that he has been told by national manager Laurent Blanc that he needs regular first team football in order to represent his country more frequently.

Despite starting 19 Premier League games last season he is considering his options. It is also understood that he is keen to work with Didier Deschamps, who is keen to wrap up a deal for the 25 year old versatile defender.

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