Arsenal Close In On Samba

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Arsenal are closing in on a deal to sign Blackburn Rovers centre back Christopher Samba.

Blackburn are resigned to losing their captain and already looking for replacements for both Samba and the recently departed Phil Jones.

As reported first by wearethenorthbank.com last month, Arsenal made an £8million bid for the Congolese defender that was subsequently turned down.

Despite signing a new contract in January, until June 2015, the 27-year-old is interested in listening to offers.