Neil Warnock’s sacking at QPR could have some implications for Spurs’ winter transfer plans if the new Loftus Road manager is given a transfer kitty worth up to £20m. Last week, Rangers are reported to have offered £5m for Christopher Samba while Warnock was still at the club and it’s thought that the Congolese centre half remains a priority.
With this is mind, journalists are suggesting today that Spurs will be forced to act now that QPR are closing in on a reported target. With Spurs’ injury problems in defence mounting, a fast move for Samba could make sense but it would seem that both sides would need to look at increasing that offer to bring it more in line with Blackburn’s £8m valuation.
Elsewhere, it’s reported that Junior Hoilett has had a transfer request turned down at Ewood Park. The request was made after the 21 year old was left out of Blackburn’s FA Cup tie with Newcastle and while it’s been rejected for now, maybe it will lead to a firm offer from either Spurs or Liverpool who have both been constantly linked with the player.