Christopher Samba(credit: Tim Snell
Blackburn manager Steve Kean wants showdown talks with Christopher Samba after the defender revealed his desire to leave Ewood Park.
Samba was incensed by the owners’ decision to sack boss Sam Allardyce last week, voicing his concern for the where the club is heading under Venky’s.
And Kean, who has been put in charge of Rovers until the end of the season, is now planning a meeting with Samba to try to persuade the Republic of Congo international to stay with the club.
Kean said: “I'll speak to Chris this morning. His agent's been telling me he's been asking to leave the club for a year. That's been news to me.
“I wasn't privy to any of that information but if he has been asking to get away for a year and he still wants to leave, then if somebody comes and matches the offer that we think he's worth and he's going to move on, then I'll need to speak to Chris about that in person.
“I'm disappointed if he has been quoted without speaking to anyone at the club.
“I spoke to the chairman last night and he's definitely not handed in a written transfer request and he's not made a verbal transfer request to anybody.
“Maybe he's a little bit annoyed or a little bit confused about the way the club's going. Like everybody else, I'll sit him down and tell him what the plans are.”