Monday, 19th August, 2013

Christopher Samba could be set for his third spell in the Premier League less than two months after leaving England, as West Ham bid for the Anzhi Makhachkala player.

Russian daily Izvestia has revealed the Hammers have made Anzhi an offer for the defender, with the Dagestan club battling a financial crisis.


With several players heading for the Anzhi exit, West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is understood to be keen on a reunion with Samba, whom he coached whilst at Blackburn Rovers.

But the unusual situation around Samba is that he had left Anzhi in January this year to sign for Queens Park Rangers, only to return to Russia at the end of the season.


He cited family problems as the reason why he first left Anzhi in January, after completing his £12m move back to the the club in July.

QPR's relegation may have played the biggest role there, and now that West Ham are settling into life as a Premier League team, Samba's priorities have changed again.

The 29-year-old centre-back has played four games for Anzhi in the new season, and even scored a goal, but has missed a few training sessions as his transfer intentions become clearer.

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