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Blackburn defender Chris Samba has handed in a transfer request.

Samba, who is wanted by Tottenham, QPR and Paris Saint-Germain, missed Saturday’s win over Fulham after calling in sick the previous day.

Rovers boss Steve Kean is determined to keep the 27-year-old centre-half and reiterated on Monday morning that Samba was not for sale.

But Samba, who signed a five-year deal last year, wants out of Ewood Park.

He said: ‘I have today officially requested a transfer from Blackburn Rovers Football Club. I have personally informed the owners, manager and executives at the club that I want to leave in this transfer window.

‘In my five years at Blackburn Rovers Football Club I have always given 100 per cent in every game I have played. I have had several opportunities to leave but I have always stayed.

‘I have decided now is the right time for me to pursue a new challenge and I have asked the club to respect my decision and allow me to leave.

‘I thank the fans for their support and I hope they feel I have served them and their club well.’

Kean had earlier told the Lancashire Telegraph: ‘He’s not for sale, it’s as simple as that. He’ll be back in again and hopefully ready for Everton (on Saturday).

QPR have had a £6.5million bid knocked back by Blackburn, who paid Hertha Berlin £450,000 for Samba five years ago. Mark Hughes signed Samba in 2007 and the new QPR boss will try again.

Source: DailyMail

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