Arsenal Losing the Race to Sign Chris Samba: latest soccer news that Arsenal Losing the Race to Sign Chris Samba. With each passing day it seems that Arsenal is losing the race to sign Blackburn’s skipper Chris Samba. Arsenal has been actually put off by the asking price of Chris Samba. Arsene Wenger believes that the valuation of Chris Samba to the equivalent of £12million is too much.
Blackburn has actually put that price tag to ward off any offers because they have already lost an upcoming defender Phil Jones to Manchester United. They would not like to lose another defender at this moment.Arsenal Losing the Race to Sign Chris Samba On the other hand Tottenham have moved ahead of Arsenal in capturing Chris Samba from Blackburn. The only problem faced by Tottenham is that they need to sell few players before they launch a bid for the Blackburn defender. The other problem which might put them off completely might be the asking wages of £60,000 per week by Chris Samba. Whether Tottenham is ready to afford those kind of wages remains to be seen.