Rovers halt midfielder exit


Blackburn have turned down offers from Stoke and Queens Park Rangers for midfielder Steven N’Zonzi, according to Sky Sports.


The 23-year-old has been one of Rovers standout performers so far this season despite the relegation battle Steve Kean’s men face, but could leave during the January transfer window with a host of clubs said to be interested in securing his services.


Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Chelsea and Newcastle are all keeping tabs on developments at Ewood Park, according to the report, but so far the only firm offers for N’Zonzi have come from the Potters and Hoops.


Rovers could face losing numerous key players in January, with N’Zonzi potentially being joined by Junior Hoilett and Chris Samba in leaving Ewood Park before the end of the month.


Samba in particular appears keen to find a new club after revealing his discontent at the situation faced by Rovers this season, saying last week that he wants to move to a ‘more ambitious’ outfit.


Despite Kean’s stance that Samba is ‘not for sale’, the Congolese international didn’t play in Rovers’ 3-1 win over Fulham at the weekend, having not featured against Newcastle the week before.


Kean confirmed after the win over Fulham that they had received one bid for Samba, believed to be from QPR, but turned it down.


However, Tottenham are believed to be ready to firm up their interest in the defender having missed out on Gary Cahill, who completed his move to Chelsea today (Monday).

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