West Ham United are being linked with Anzhi defender Christopher Samba.

Samba spent six months in London last season after signing for QPR before being sold back to Anzhi at the end of the campaign.

Now, with Anzhi pushing for drastic cost cuts, Samba is again eyeing a return to England.

Russian media sources say his representatives are attempting to open talks with West Ham United, where manager Sam Allardyce worked with Samba at Blackburn Rovers.

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