QPR Strongly Linked With Move to Sign Anzhi Defender Christopher Samba

Loftus Road side could do with defensive improvement.

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QPR’s Ryan Nelsen revealed he’s doing his bit to get Chris Samba to the club by telling the giant defender they’re enjoying a heatwave in west London.

The two were team-mates at Blackburn under Rs boss Mark Hughes, and as Chronicle sport exclusively revealed on Friday, Hoops are hoping to forge a deal with Samba’s Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala in the January transfer window.

Massive wages earned by the Congo international could prove a sticking point. But should an audacious move come off, even at 35, Nelsen is ready to cartwheel in celebration.

He said: “I text Chris all the time.

“He’s a proven Premier League player and it would be a great coup to get him back here.”

SOURCE: Fulham Chronicle

Samba is not only a player Ryan Nelsen knows well but also a player who Mark Hughes managed during his spell in charge at Blackburn Rovers and speculation about a move for the no nonsense Congo international has reached saturation point and now with the QPR centre-back making a play to lure the Anzhi defender it may well prove a move the West London side look to make a reality.

QPR could well do with defensive reinforcement having conceded 18 goals in nine Premier League matches thus far this season, form that has left the West London side bottom of the table.

Samba made a £12m move to Anzhi in February and was soon the victim of racist abuse from the stands but has gone on to be a solid customer in the Russian Premier League helping his side to start the campaign well.

Any move for Samba would entail QPR having to come close to the huge wages the defender receives as one of Anzhi’s big earners.

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