Chris Samba
Samba is on Tottenham's radar, but Arsenal could be in the mix for the star too.

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has refused to deny reports Spurs are lining up an audacious double bid for Christopher Samba and Junior Hoilett.

On Thursday Tottenham were widely reported to be tracking the 27-year-old Samba and the prodigiously gifted young Canadian, and Redknapp admits the pair are "two very good players".

The confidence surrounding Tottenham at the moment is palpable following their keenly fought victory over West Brom in midweek. Despite playing below their best, Redknapp's side overcame their resilient opposition in a performance that had all the hallmarks of a side growing in belief.

Tottenham are just three points behind Manchester United with a game in hand and are now credible title challengers playing a brand of football that is the envy of the division.

Eager to consolidate their unfamiliar position as potential Premier League champions, Redknapp is reportedly looking to bolster his squad in an effort to negotiate their recent spate of injuries.

Scott Parker, Aaron Lennon and most recently William Gallas and Sandro have all suffered of late, and Tottenham are subsequently exploring a host of viable options this month.

In Friday's press conference the aforementioned Tottenham manager was happy to discuss some of the transfer speculation regarding his club, and he admitted the two previously mentioned Blackburn Rovers stars were of interest.

"They're two very good players but at the moment we've not made any offers or approaches for them," The Tottenham manager explained.

Spurs are believed to be willing to offer £10 million for Samba, whose three-year deal worth a reputed £60,000 a week is an inevitable strain on Blackburn's wage bill. Hoilett is out of contract in the summer and Tottenham could entice their Premier League counterparts with a bid prior to the winger's possible departure at the end of the summer.

Although happy to purport Tottenham's apparent interest in Hoilett and Samba, Redknapp dismissed claims the north London club were lining up a deal for Brazilian sensation Ganso.

"I've never heard of him. Where does he play? What position? I don't get to Brazil too often to watch games," The Tottenham manager quipped.