Queens Park Rangers will offer Christopher Samba a weekly wage of £100,000 to convince the former Blackburn Rovers defender to leave Anzhi Makhachkala and join their Premier League survival fight, the
The league’s bottom side will pay Russian club Anzhi £12.5m, the Mirror adds, after meeting Samba’s release clause. If Samba is signed before Thursday’s transfer deadline then it will be the second time in a month that QPR have made a new signing the highest paid player in their history – the honour previously went to Loic Remy, who takes home £70,000 per week after his £7m move from Marseille.
QPR are expected to be busy on transfer deadline day, with the newspaper also claiming a move for Stoke City striker Peter Crouch will be pushed through before the 11pm deadline – a fee of £4m has been mooted – and manager Harry Redknapp will also swoop for a trio of players from his former club Tottenham Hotspur. Winger Andros Townsend and midfielder Jermaine Jenas could move on loan, while David Bentley has been linked with a free transfer.
After drawing 0-0 with champions Manchester City on Tuesday evening, the R’s sit four points adrift of safety. The three teams directly above them – Aston Villa, Wigan Athletic and Reading – each have 20 points, with the Royals out of the drop zone on goal difference.
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