Samba close to new Rovers deal

28 January 2011 04:00
Chris Samba is on the brink of signing a new long-term contract at Blackburn, with Rovers manager Steve Kean claiming the deal will draw a line under the takeover turmoil. The Congo defender said he wanted to leave Ewood Park following the sacking of Sam Allardyce and has been the subject of interest from several clubs, but has been persuaded to stay by Kean. The Rovers boss, who said the club is closing in on another signing before the transfer window closes, said: "Hopefully things with Chris Samba will be tied up within a matter of hours and yes that will draw a line under things that have happened since the takeover. "Equally, when you have got your club captain in Ryan Nelsen and someone like Michel Salgado, who had a number of offers from elsewhere, signing new contracts as well as Chris, who is our team captain, it just shows they all think you are going in the right direction. "I'm confident of getting another body in before the window closes and hopefully we will have somebody doing the medical side of a transfer today."

Source: PA