However, Kean has indicated that he aims to retain Samba, especially having seen his fellow defender Phil Jones disappear to Manchester United.
“I know there are discussions with some clubs,” Samba told L’Equipe. “It’s been four and a half years I have been at Blackburn and two years I have played in relegation battles.
“If a good opportunity presents itself, I want to take it. The club must understand that I want to go a step further. I hope they will not stick in the wheels.”
Samba, who joined Blackburn from Hertha Berlin for £450,000 in 2007, is contracted until 2015.