Kean to hold crisis talks with Samba as QPR, Spurs and PSG court captain
Blackburn manager Steve Kean will hold talks with Chris Samba to determine if his captain is in the right frame of mind to face Fulham after the Congo defender indicated he wants to leave Ewood Park.
Samba, 27, is said to be concerned that Blackburn are pricing him out of a move after Queens Park Rangers had an offer of 6.5million rejected.
Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain are also interested, and Samba admitted in an interview in France that he would welcome a return to the country of his birth.
He accused Blackburn of breaking promises to him and failing to progress under owners Venky’s.
‘I’ll get it translated and I’ll have a chat with him about it,’ said Kean. ‘We’ll hopefully get him in the right frame of mind to continue to play here. He’s not for sale. I’ll be telling him that. He’s in the middle of a long contract. I’ll listen to anything that has changed in Chris’s head and I’ll pass it on to the owners.’
Venky’s are reluctant to sell their most important player in the middle of a relegation battle, but are under pressure from Barclays to pay off half the club’s 20m debt and might consider offers of 10m-plus.