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£12M Is The Exact Figure To Leave Arsene Red Faced

Chris Samba has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal in recent weeks, but according to various back pages today, it appears Spurs have edged past their rivals in the race to land the centre back, and are set for a hijack that is sure to leave the red and white side furious with the boss.

The Congo International has made it crystal clear to Arsene Wenger he is ready to play at the Emirates, despite this , the daily mail have pointed out the player is concerned Arsenal were priced out of a bid by his £12million valuation.

Spurs have made the want-away Eawood star their number one target, and with Harry short of options at the back, Samba would certainly provide the steel needed to reinforce his back four.

Tottenham certainly have the bait to goad the Lancashire club into a deal, and mirror football has indicated Rovers boss Steve Keen is ready  to land Jermaine Defoe, and offer him the chance to revive his career after an abysmal season at the Lane.

An insider at the club said the move is ‘possible’ but admitted the biggest obstacle would be persuading Defoe to up sticks and move up North. (It’s not another country Jermaine, I’m sure you will be fine)

The mail has placed Robbie Keane and Sebastien Bassong in as part of the deal to lure last season’s stand in skipper away from Eawood towards the capital. This looks highly unlikely as Steve Kean is NOT keen on Robbie Keane… Blackburn have no interested in the veteran frontman, and are not willing to pay a single penny… and that includes his wage bill.

With the revelation Rovers are lining up a bid for their out-of-favour hit man, Defoe, I’m sure a deal that will suit both clubs could soon be in the pipeline. That’s if Jermaine can cut the apron string and is confident he can cut it up North.

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