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While Blackburn struggle this season both on and off the pitch, one of the few positives at Ewood Park has been the performances of central defender Chris Samba. The Congolese has been a rock at the back for Rovers and is easily Blackburn's most saleable asset. With the club reportedly in dire financial trouble they must be tempted to cash in, although it's rumoured they've put a price tag of £15m on his head. That's unrealistic, but so is the bid of £5m they received recently from QPR. Somewhere between the two could see the 27-year-old move, and with Redknapp a confirmed admirer, it could be to White Hart Lane.

Blackburn admit transfer talks over Chris Samba are ongoing

Blackburn are in talks with Anzhi Makhachkala over the possible transfer of wantaway defender Christopher Samba.

Fabio Capello, the England manager, was wrong to have railed against the FA

Anzhi manager quits, sparking Fabio Capello speculation

Big-spending Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala have accepted the resignation of head coach Yuri Krasnozhan - paving the way for a possible approach for former England manager Fabio Capello.

The mohawked Neymar is proving to be a paparazzi dream in Brazil

Pioneers head east in game's latest gold rush as football opens up final frontiers

From Siberia and the Middle East to China, Rory Smith follows the trail of vast fortunes

Asamoah Gyan earns £125,000-a-week at Al Ain in the UAE

Pioneers head east in game's latest gold rush

From Siberia and the Middle East to China, Rory Smith follows the trail of new money

Samuel Eto'o leaves Inter Milan for Anzhi Makhachkala

Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala have confirmed they have reached an agreement with Inter Milan to sign Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o in a deal which is expected to make him the world's best-paid player.

'Untouchable' Wesley Sneijder going nowhere say Inter Milan

Wesley Sneijder will remain at Inter Milan this summer according to president Massimo Moratti, who has described the Dutch playmaker as "untouchable".

Anzhi Makhachkala make £26m Samuel Eto'o bid according to reports

Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o could be on his way from Inter Milan to wealthy Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala in a big-money move.

Captaincy in doubt as Tevez finally returns to training

Roberto Mancini is considering stripping Carlos Tevez of the Manchester City captaincy, despite the player's return to the club in line with a pre-agreed schedule yesterday.

Exclusive: City's grumblers are there for work not holidays, says Sven

Former Eastlands manager tells Balotelli and Tevez there's 'nothing wrong with Manchester'

City refuse to be bossed about by Tevez whose plea provokes no interest

Inter are Argentine's best hope of a move but Abu Dhabi owners will not compromise over player with three years left on contract

Samuel Eto'o considering Premier League switch

Inter Milan striker Samuel Eto'o has revealed he is mulling over a move to the Barclays Premier League this summer.

Tottenham clamp down on offensive chants

Tottenham have warned their fans that any repeat of the offensive chants aimed at Real Madrid striker Emmanuel Adebayor at the Bernabeu last week will not be tolerated in Wednesday's clash at White Hart Lane.

Emmanuel Adebayor accuses Tottenham fans of racism

Tottenham are unlikely to face any action over offensive chants at Emmanuel Adebayor which prompted allegations of racism from the Real Madrid striker.

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