Previous
Ottawa Fury FC
FC Edmonton
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Sporting Kansas City
FC Dallas
1:00 AM GMT May 30, 2015
Game Details
New Zealand U20
Ukraine U20
1:00 AM GMT May 30, 2015
Game Details
USA U20
Myanmar U20
4:00 AM GMT May 30, 2015
Game Details
Argentina U20
Panama U20
4:00 AM GMT May 30, 2015
Game Details
Next

Four key battles in the FA Cup final

Tactics and Analysis
Read

Aston Villa vs. Arsenal in FA Cup final

50-50 Challenge
Read

No. 35: Charlie Austin, QPR

PremRank
Read

Kean hints at action against Samba

The rift between Christopher Samba and Blackburn boss Steve Kean appears to be widening after the manager hinted their on-going dispute could see the club take legal action against the defender.

• Blog: A new low for Rovers
• Arsenal 7-1 Blackburn

Samba wants to leave Ewood Park after handing in a transfer request last month following offers from QPR and Tottenham. But the club refused to allow him to move clubs in the January window.

The 27-year-old, who has not played since the home defeat to Stoke on January 2 - partly due to an ankle injury, was omitted from the squad for Rovers' 7-1 humiliation at Arsenal at the weekend despite being fit and available for selection.

After the crushing loss at Emirates Stadium, which left Blackburn three points from safety in the Premier League, Kean said: "Obviously, without going too deep because it could get into a position where ... [and] I'm not a legal expert, but he's fit and he's available for selection, but I've decided not to put him in the squad.

"He's one of our key defenders and you always miss any player when they're not available. It's a position where we'd like to get it resolved as soon as possible, because I think the way we are just now is not really helpful for anybody."

While the club assess their legal options, it is believed the Professional Footballers' Association has not been approached to help resolve the situation.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.