Transfer Shots: QPR Twitch First In Samba Chase, Henry Rubber-Stamps Arsenal Return, Tevez Dines With Milan

Chris Wright

6th, January 2012

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By Rumour Monger

A quick round-up of the best of today’s transfer to-ings and fro-ings…

QPR get twitchy…

It has been confirmed that QPR have blinked first and made the first move in the race to snafu Chris Samba from Blackburn, lodging a £5 million bid for the collosal centre-half. Tottenham are also known to be keen on the enormogigantuan Congolese defender (along with Junior Hoilett), and may well be readying a counter bid of their own if the papers are to be believed.

Whoever ends up nabbing Sambasaurus (probably not QPR with all the best will in the world!), especially for as little as £5-ish million, is going to get themselves one hell of a bargain. Conversely, it may just suck the life out of Blackburn’s survival bid.

Henry back in the parish…

Not that it was much of a secret, but Arsenal have just confirmed (via their official website) that Thierry Henry’s two-month loan return has now been signed off and that he will be available to play in the Gunner’s FA Cup Third Round match against Leeds on Monday night.

Henry has also been handed the No. 12 shirt, given that his natural successor, Theo Walcott, is currently wearing the famous No. 14 in tribute.

No such thing as a free (AC) meal(an)…

Carlos Tevez and his puppet master Kia Joorabchian were photographed dining with AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliano in Rio de Janeiro yesterday as talks to whisk him away from Man City in January continue to pootle along – the only stumbling block being that Milan want to strike a loan deal, while City are understandably keen to get shot completely.

Inter Milan are also believed to be sniffing around Tevez, with reports suggesting that they would be willing to take him on a permanent basis, but Joorabchian is quoted in the Gazzetta dello Sport as saying that ‘he hasn’t heard from Inter since August’.

More as and when…