Hammers emerge as surprise contenders for former QPR man.
West Ham could make a surprise bid for Anzhi Makhachkala defender Christopher Samba, who would be making his third transfer move since January if he returns to the Premier League.
According to Inside Futbol, Hammers boss Sam Allardyce is keen on a reunion with the player he managed in his time at Blackburn Rovers, even though the 29-year-old only joined Russian side Anzhi this July.
And that move followed a short and unsuccessful spell with Queens Park Rangers, whom he only joined from Anzhi in January, completing a bizarre year for the Congolese international.
Samba was rated as one of the best defenders in the Premier League in his time at Ewood Park, though he could not replicate this form in a QPR shirt last season, as he was one of many under-performers in Harry Redknapp’s relegated side.
Despite this poor spell at Loftus Road, Samba has been recently linked with Arsenal, and could be a good signing for West Ham as they look to continue strengthening in what has been a busy transfer window for them.
Samba could join big names such as Andy Carroll and Stewart Downing as new arrivals at Upton Park this summer.