Inter defender tempted by London switch

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Inter Milan defender Walter Samuel would ideally move to London this summer, according to his agent.

The Sun are reporting that the Argentine centre-back, who is out of contract in the summer, is hoping to move to one of the capital's bigger sides.

Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur have been mentioned in relation to signing the 33-year-old, who has a wealth of European and international experience.

"Ideally Walter would like to come to London but he will listen to all offers," his agent Terry O'Connor said.

Samuel is reportedly demanding wages of close to £90,000 a week, but with few years left in the game, is unlikely to have his proposed figure matched by either of the Premier League trio.

Such is Samuel's age and stage that all three clubs will require a great deal of convincing to draft him in, and while he possesses substantial defensive know-how, is likely to struggle with the pace of the Premier League.

The Gunners have a history of signing young players to bolster their squad, instead of established internationals, while Andre Villas-Boas' overhaul at Chelsea would take a backward step should a move for Samuel be completed.

Tottenham Hotspur are finally enjoying a full return to fitness of Ledley King, and the form of Younes Kaboul will give Harry Redknapp little reason to sign further defensive resources at the end of the season.

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