There are lots of rumours this morning that Spurs will be making an official bid for Blackburn Rovers defender Christopher Samba. In fact, some even claim that a bid is already in.
There is, as you would expect, some dispute over the amount involved and whether Tottenham are offering Steve Kean’s side any players in return. One suggestion is that a straight cash deal of £10m has already been tabled while another suggests that Kean will be offered any of Keane, Bentley, Defoe or Bassong in return for a reduced fee.
It seems that Blackburn sites are meeting the suggestion with some derision – pointing to the fees quoted for Phil Jagielka and Gary Cahill and suggesting that their man is just as good.
So while it seems that idle rumour may finally be turning to actual ‘news’, Spurs could have some way to go before landing a defensive target this summer, but are Rovers fans right in their assessment of Samba, or is he a level below the other defenders quoted?