Samba played a crucial role under Steve Cooper in the recently concluded campaign, as Nottingham Forest ended 23 years of despair to earn promotion back into the Premier League.


The Tricky Trees hierarchy are willing to back Cooper in the transfer market as he looks to bolster his squad into one capable of holding their own in the top flight , but the club have now suffered a huge blow.



Shot-stopper Samba has notified Nottingham Forest that he wishes to move on from the City Ground this summer, even though he has a year remaining on his current contract at the club.


The 28-year-old is believed to be unhappy with the new terms Forest proposed him to try to extend his stint as he deemed it did not reflect his importance and achievements at the club.



However, the Nottinghamshire giants are determined to keep hold of Samba and are now in talks with him to convince him to stay.


Samba is a fan favourite at the City Ground and shares an excellent relationship with his boss, but at present Nottingham Forest are in a position where they need to choose between selling him this summer or keeping him against his wishes until next summer.



Nottingham Forest fans will be hoping their club can sort out Samba’s situation soon with a first Premier League campaign in over two decades beckoning.