Spurs yet to bid for Samba as Kean reveals Rovers snub for QPR offer
Only QPR have so far bid for wantaway Blackburn defender Chris Samba, Rovers manager Steve Kean has revealed.
Unsettled: Blackburn defender Chris Samba
Blackburn have rejected two offers from Rangers for the centre-back but have not yet received inquiries from either Tottenham or Paris St Germain, who have both been linked with Samba.
The 27-year-old this week handed in a transfer request but he is under contract at Ewood Park until 2015 and the club reiterated their stance that he is not for sale.
Kean told Sky Sports News: 'The
statement reads for itself. We want to keep Chris. Obviously we know
there's bids out there for him but it's a mark of what we're trying to
do that we've refused the bids and that's where we are.
'We've only had two bids from one club.
There's not been any other clubs in contact. Chris is under contract and
we've been in dialogue with Chris yesterday.
'We want him to stay at the
club and that's what we'll be fighting to do.'
Samba missed last weekend's win over Fulham, which helped Blackburn climb out of the Premier League relegation zone, with illness but should be back in training on Thursday and could feature in Saturday's trip to Everton.
Rovers could return with a higher bid
for Fulham striker Andrew Johnson, and Kean added: 'We respect Fulham
and we don't want to disclose what level that's at. That's one name but
there's another four or five names we're actively trying to pursue.'
Interest: Rovers boss Steve Kean remains keen on Fulham striker Andrew Johnson
There is expected to be one new face at Blackburn this week, though, with Kean close to naming his new assistant manager following the departure of Paul Clement, who joined Paris St Germain earlier this month.
'We had good talks last week with a number of very good candidates and we're very confident we can announce something tomorrow,' Kean said.