Newcastle chasing QPR defender Samba

Newcastle United are moving for QPR defender Christopher Samba.

Newcastle United are moving for QPR defender Christopher Samba.

The Daily Star Sunday says relegated QPR are confident they can keep their giant centre-back as they bid to return to the top flight at the first attempt.

Toon boss Alan Pardew is an admirer of Samba, 29 but his £100,000-a-week wages represent a major problem.

The Geordies are also keen on QPR’s France striker Loic Remy, 26, but he has been bailed until September following a rape allegation, which he denies.

To pursue those deals, Newcastle would have to stump up £20million plus huge wages.

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