Tottenham news – Spurs close to Samba deal, Modric blasts Levy, Parker set for move

Spurs close to Samba deal.

The Daily Mirror has today reported that Spurs have moved into pole position to sign Blackburn’s Chris Samba this summer. It was thought that Arsenal were leading the race but Spurs have moved ahead of their north London rivals.

It is thought that Samba has a release clause of £12 million which would then enable the club to speak to him. He has been linked with a move for most of the summer, with London being his likely destination.

The Mirror does suggest that Spurs may use some players as makeweights in any deal.

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Modric blasts Levy.

After sitting down on Thursday with Tottenham Chairman Daniel Levy, Croatian midfielder Luka Modric has told the press that Levy has gone back on promises made to him last summer.

Speaking to the BBC Modric said: “Last summer Levy said we would find a satisfactory agreement if a club like Chelsea came in. I hope eventually we go our separate ways in an appropriate manner.”

The Croatian’s agent insisted that he would not hand in a transfer request after the meeting on Thursday. However, with the injury to Michael Essien the need for reinforcements at Chelsea has increased. It is understood that Levy’s stance will not change; he remains adamant that he will not be sold for any price this summer.

Parker set for move.

Scott Parker’s exit from West Ham should be finalised this week with Aston Villa and Spurs the main contenders for his signature. The England midfielder is understood to be available for £7million and advanced talks are underway according to the Daily Mail.

Spurs manager Harry Redknapp has been keen on adding Parker for a while now and his interest has grown this summer. With a few of his fringe players leaving, such as Palacios they require more cover in that position.

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