QPR weighing up bid for Blackburn star

In what has become a long line of possible destinations for the Blackburn defender, QPR are the lastest club to have shown interest in purchasing Christopher Samba.

The Congolese international was on the verge of completing a transfer away from Ewood Park over the summer, with Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool all reportedly making bids for his services.

However, a move never came to pass and the team captain remained with Steve Kean’s Rovers.

A move could be on the cards once again though as the Lancashire find themselves embroiled in a relegation battle with a manager being boycotted by a huge proportion of his own fans, leading some to believe Samba could move on in the new year.

The 27 year-old has made 180 appearances for Blackburn since arriving at the club from Hertha Berlin in the 2006-07 season.

Since then, the centre-back has established himself as one of the most consistent defenders in the Premier League, and a fan favourite at Ewood Park.

Despite his commitment to the club – shown in the four year extension he signed in February – speculation surrounds Samba once more and QPR are just one side chasing his signature.

Neil Warnock showed his pulling powers in the summer transfer window as he rebuilt his squad to suit the top flight standards required, while lasting on a low budget.

However, Tony Fernandes’ takeover has seemingly brought a hefty cash injection to the London outfit and numerous big names are being linked with a move to Loftus Road.

The manager has made no secret of his desire to sign a defender in the New Year, with Anton Ferdinand the side’s only consistent force at the back this campaign.

The former Sheffield United boss will need resolve in his efforts to sign Samba with other clubs preparing bids, as well as an £8m valuation to match.

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