Is Coloccini's Replacement 'In The Bag'?

Last updated : 29 November 2013 By Footy Mad - Editor

Reports suggest Christopher Samba is all ready to return to the Premier League with West Ham United and Newcastle United both fighting over a move for the Congolese defender.

Samba is no stranger to the Premier League having first made his mark with Blackburn Rovers in 2007.

He then joined Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala, left for Queens Park Rangers as they slumped to relegation from the Premier League and then returned to Russia for less than QPR had paid for him.

The Mirror suggests that Samba has failed to settle in Russia for a second time and will once again look to make a return to the Premier league for a third-time.

Now at Dinamo Moscow, Samba has played just two times in the Russian Premier League and has been an unused substitute six times.

Both clubs could be bracing themselves for departures at centre back with Winston Reid of West Ham catching attention and Fabricio Coloccini of Newcastle looking to return to Argentina.