QPR boss Harry Redknapp doesn't want to see Christopher Samba sold.

Redknapp signed defender Samba, 29, in January from Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala for £12.5million.

And it was widely thought the R's would offload him after going down.

But Redknapp said: "I'd like to keep him. He'd be the best centre-half in the Championship.

"He's had one bad day since coming here - at Fulham - but he's a good player. We need him back."