White Hart Lane boss scouts possible defensive additions.
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is keen to add a centre-back to his title-chasing squad this month, after being troubled by injuries to defenders in the first half of the season.
Villa are apparently willing to listen to offers in excess of £3million for the 28-year-old, who has also been linked with QPR and Newcastle United.
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has admitted his interest in signing Blackburn Rovers defender Chris Samba.
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Tottenham have long been known to be interested in Cahill – having reportedly tried to sign him at the end of the summer transfer window – and Redknapp also revealed on Friday that he is hoping to make two big name signings this month.
However, Coyle has confirmed that Spurs’ preference for a part-exchange deal has meant the two clubs are yet to reach a deal.
“Tottenham have always been admirers,” Coyle said.
Harry Redknapp has seen his side perform wonderfully well in the first half of the Premier League campaign and is keen to make sure that the North London side doesn’t struggle defensively as they look to mount a genuine title challenge. With William Gallas and Ledley King suffering well documented injury concerns and Michael Dawson only just making his comeback after four months out the Tottenham boss will look to land a centre back this month.
Of the three mentioned by these sources it seems that right now Welsh international James Collins is the most likely to be on his way to White Hart Lane. The experienced former Cardiff City and West Ham man would surely be tempted by a move to third placed Spurs.
Gary Cahill’s move to Chelsea appears to have hit a stumbling block, reportedly due to the England international’s wage demands, but it is likely that a deal will be struck and though there is also said to be interest from Man United a move to Stamford Bridge is still odds on for the Trotters defender.
Steve Kean has made it clear that he will fight to keep Christopher Samba at Ewood Park so a move to Tottenham seems unlikely, not least because the Congo international signed a five year contract in February.
Luckily for Redknapp he has a few back up options to fall back on, should he fail to entice a new centre back to the club. Younes Kaboul has impressed this season and Sebastien Bassong is another able asset available to the Spurs boss.