MX23RW : Wednesday, June 16 02:19:04| >> :120:29604:29604:

Steve Kean: Christopher Samba will stay at Blackburn Rovers

Kean: Samba will stay at Blackburn
© PA Photos
Steve Kean insists that Christopher Samba is not for sale after a £5m bid from QPR.

Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean has reiterated his desire to keep defender Christopher Samba at the club, despite interest from Queens Park Rangers.

Samba, 27, was left out of the Blackburn side for their loss to Newcastle in the FA Cup, but Kean insists that it is unrelated to the current speculation over his future, despite a £5m bid from QPR.

"The situation is simple - before any bid came in, we said he is not for sale and he was having treatment on a hamstring so we decided not for him to travel and that had nothing to do with bid coming in," Kean stated.

"We want to add to the squad. He is not for sale, he is seven or eight months into a five-year contract and he is certainly a defender that we feel he has a presence and he has held us together and is a big part of what we are trying to do."

Samba joined Blackburn in 2007, making 184 appearances for the club in all competitions.

ID:12545: cacheID:12545:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:1578:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Steve Kean
Read Next:
Savage "amazed" Kean still in job

rhs 2.0
Euro 2020 fixtures
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Friday, June 18, 2021
Saturday, June 19, 2021
Todays Game Header Right
CNorwich CityNorwich462910775363997
4Swansea CitySwansea4623111256391780
8Cardiff CityCardiff4618141466491768
9Queens Park RangersQPR461911165755268
12Luton TownLuton461711184152-1162
13Preston North EndPreston46187214956-761
14Stoke CityStoke461515165052-260
15Blackburn RoversBlackburn4615121965541157
16Coventry CityCoventry461413194961-1255
17Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest461216183745-852
18Birmingham CityBirmingham461313203761-2452
19Bristol City46156254668-2251
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield461213215071-2149
21Derby CountyDerby461111243658-2244
RWycombe WanderersWycombe461110253969-3043
RRotherham UnitedRotherham46119264460-1642
RSheffield WednesdaySheff Weds461211234061-2141

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!