Spurs plot player-plus-cash deal for African Arsenal target - reports

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Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp has joined the race to sign Christopher Samba, according to reports.

The Congolese international has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal this summer, with Arsene Wenger keen to bring the Blackburn centre back to the Emirates.

A potential Gunners switch appeared to be in the mind of Samba, who was quoted in The Sun today discussing the desire to play Champions League football.

"At the minute I am still at Blackburn but it would be a big lie if I told you 'everything is good and I don't want to play in the Champions League'.

"I don't know what is happening with Arsenal because I am not dealing with it and it's not my problem"

However, the player has instantly distanced himself from the remarks and subsequent speculation surrounding a move to Arsenal, claiming to have been misquoted by the national paper.

"The declarations about me are totally false - never said that," he remarked on Twitter.

"I'm a Rovers player and will never mention other clubs - it's disrespectful. Not happy right now."


The Metro claims Spurs are also keen on signing the player this summer, with Redknapp willing to offer Sebastien Bassong-plus-money to secure the signature at White Hart Lane.

Reports in the paper go on to claim Arsenal are weighing up a £12 million offer for the player, with Tottenham Hotspur looking to hijack the move with their own offer.

Redknapp is eager to shuffle his defensive pack in north London, with injuries continuing to concern the Spurs boss and the club lacking reinforcements in the position.

With Bassong gaining limited first team chances last term, the Cameroonian appears to be the makeweight in a potential Tottenham deal for Samba.

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