Monday, 26th August, 2013
Christopher Samba has denied he was ever looking for a way out of Anzhi Makhachkala, despite a reported offer from West Ham, claiming he feels at home.
Samba joined Anzhi after leaving relegated Queens Park Rangers in the summer, but the Dagestan club have had a rocky ride since.
Anzhi have been forced into a self regulation phased with wage bills being slashed across the board, meaning top-earners are slowly making their way to the exit.
However, contrary to reports that he was about to exit Anzhi for a second time – having left them in January this year for QPR – Samba insists he is there to stay.
The Hammers today revealed there was not much room on their wage bill to afford new players, but Samba nevertheless told BobSoccer: "I'm not going anywhere.
"The fact is that the club has decided to rejuvenate things and is undergoing a bit of a makeover. But I'm here and I'm doing my job.
"There is no question of my departure. I want to say this again, I'm at home here and I'm not going anywhere."
If the move to West Ham had materialised, Samba would have linked up with Sam Allardyce, the man who had previously managed him at Blackburn Rovers.
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