Blackburn defender Chris Samba has been identified as a target for Spurs boss Harry Redknapp after he missed out on Gary Cahill, according to The
Redknapp had looked to bring Cahill to White Hart Lane after nearly signing him in the summer, but a move to Chelsea seems more likely for the Bolton defender. Spurs are worried about their defensive problems with constant injuries to Ledley King and Michael Dawson’s long-term problem. Samba has been earmarked as a potential signing and has impressed in the Blackburn defence so far this season. The 27 year old could look to leave struggling Rovers, who are languishing in the bottom three of the table.
Samba is also on QPR’s list of targets, but the idea of Champions League football could see him link up with Spurs in January. Rovers boss Steve Kean is not happy with potentially losing his star defender, but would use the funds to strengthen the club in other areas. Spurs are desperate to return to Europe’s top club competition and the addition of Samba could provide some defensive stablility. Redknapp will offer £10m to prize Samba away from Ewood Park.
Redknapp is also hopeful of signing a striker and is looking into the possibility of Chelsea forward Dider Drogba. The Ivorian has also been targeted by Chinese champions Guangzhou Evergrande, but could be open to a move across London with Spurs.
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