Arsene Wenger places Ewood Park defender at top of his Emirates Stadium wish-list.
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Blackburn Rovers centre-back Christopher Samba has been placed number one on Arsenal’s list of transfer targets by Arsene Wenger, according to reports from Mirror Football.
Bolton defender Gary Cahill was originally sought after by the Gunners, but Bolton has made it clear the are not going to be listening to offers until at least the completion of the season.
Samba handed in a Transfer Request to Blackburn owners Venkys after the sacking of Sam Allardyce in December, and he has also been striped of the captaincy at Blackburn so a move away is imminent.
Arsenal are rumored to have placed a £5.5m bid overnight, which will be turned down by Blackburn, who are looking for more money on the basis that the Gunners desperately need a big, physical defender to bolster the defensive ranks.
Arsenal have also made bids recently for Aston Villa veteran Richard Dunne, and Fulham defender Brede Hangeland. Both were turned down, with neither clubs interested in making a deal happen.
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