Spurs still keen to bring Samba to White Hart Lane.
Tottenham Hotspur may make another bid in January for Blackburn Rovers defender Christopher Samba, after having a bid rejected in the summer, though Arsenal’s interest is now thought to have cooled.
The Daily Mail claimed that Spurs offered £6m + Sebastien Bassong and Robbie Keane in the summer, but Rovers rejected it holding out for a pure cash bid of around the £15m mark.
Tottenham were reluctant to pay that kind of fee for a defender, and were also turned down by Bolton Wanderers for Gary Cahill.
They may have to move fast if they are to land Samba though, with Blackburn boss Steve Kean revealing the defender could regain the team captaincy – having been stripped of it in the summer.
David Dunn wore the armband at the weekend, but upon being asked if he would be skippering the team permanently, Kean replied, “No, I’ll sit down with Chris Samba because for me it’s been a really tough transfer window for him.
“Every single press conference I’ve done I’ve had to comment on what Chris Samba’s doing. It’s been tough for him and he’s had a niggly back injury.
“I only wanted him to focus on trying to stay on the pitch and focus on his own job without having to give out all his orders.
“I’ll sit down with Chris to make sure that everything’s okay with him mentally, make sure he’s totally committed to the club, as I’m sure he is, and move that forward.
If not, Samba could find himself at White Hart Lane.