Welcome to the complete round-up of transfer rumors and confirmed news for the day. TheHardTackle brings you the top five transfer rumors, verdicts and more. Christopher Samba on the verge of joining Tottenham Hotspurs Tottenham have made a bid for Blackburn’s Christopher Samba. Verdict:  The addition of Samba in January would be a cracker of a signing for Spurs. Why? First, Harry Redknapp is a great admirer of the Congo defender. Secondly, he needs a towering figure at the back. At 27, Samba has the agility and a stout physical presence that match with the club’s policy of buying experienced PL players from lower teams who are good enough to play for them. Also, Gallas and King are getting old. There is also a growing interest for him from the QPR camp, especially after the arrival of Mark Hughes who actually bought him during his coaching days at Blackburn Rovers. But it is understood that Blackburn is resigned to lose him and […]

After the international break, Arsenal are back into business for their last nine games of the season, starting their run-in with Blackburn at home tonight. Having won only one game in their last six in all competitions, Arsenal needs to get back into their 'groove' if they plan to overhaul United for the title. TheHardTackle brings you the preview.

Chelsea take on Blackburn at Stamford Bridge, after a comfortable win in the FA Cup. Can the morale-boosting 7 goals against Ipswich Town help the champions get back on their feet in the league, or will Blackburn prove to be yet another insurmountable hurdle?