Blackburn Rovers are preparing to sell defender Christopher Samba.

The People says the Ewood Park club accept 6ft 4in Samba is also on his way.

The Congo ­international was the ­subject of a £10m Arsenal bid in January and ­Gunners boss Arsene Wenger should clinch a deal for around £12m.

Samba signed an improved contract in February but Rovers will not block a move to a Champions League club for a 27-year-old who has given them four-and-a-half years' service.

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