Black confirms Samba talks
Talks ongoing with Russians over late move for Rovers defender
By Pete O'Rourke - Follow me: @skysportspeteo. Last Updated: February 24, 2012 12:44pm
Chris Samba: Blackburn defender in talks with Anzhi Makhachkala about a move to Russia
Blackburn Rovers assistant manager Eric Black has confirmed talks are ongoing about a possible move for Chris Samba to Anzhi Makhachkala.
The transfer window in Russia does not close until Friday and big-spending Anzhi are lining up a late move for unsettled Rovers defender Samba.
Samba handed in a transfer request at Blackburn in January, but he failed to secure a move away from Ewood Park before the transfer window closes.
QPR are thought to have had several bids rejected, while Spurs were also credited with an interest in the 27-year-old.
Reports in Russia have claimed Anzhi are ready to offer Samba a lucrative three-year deal with new coach Guus Hiddink keen to bolster his squad.
Black has now confirmed Rovers are in talks with Anzhi as they weigh up selling the want-away central defender.
"I think negotiations are ongoing at the moment," said Black. "I don't really know the details and I'm not really in a position to comment further on that, but negotiations are ongoing.
"I've only heard bits and pieces, but I know the manager is speaking as we speak and hopefully there will be an outcome soon."