Arsenal to launch bid for Blackburn defender Samba
The Mirror says Samba, 26, is unsettled at Blackburn after Sam Allardyce was sacked, was stripped of the captaincy and, despite regaining his place, Rovers are struggling to keep him.
Wenger has looked at short-term options such as West Ham's Matt Upson and have also been offered Bordeaux's Mikel Ciani but would prefer a longer-term solution, and if they can get Samba at the right price in January then Arsenal will take the plunge.
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