Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean has held talks with Chris Samba and made it clear to the want-away defender that he will not be sold in January.

32794 - Steve Kean sure Samba will stay after talks

Samba is desperate to leave Ewood Park in the transfer window, formally submitting a transfer request on Monday in an attempt to force the club into allowing him to leave.

Kean, however, has always insisted that the Congolese centre-back will not be sold at any price, and the Rovers manager remains insistent that will be the case.

Kean spoke to Samba personally on Wednesday, and now hopes the situation has been cleared up and Samba will accept that his future remains with the club.

"I spoke with him yesterday and he knows he is not for sale," Kean said. "The day before he handed in a transfer request, that has been refused and we won't welcome any more bids and Chris knows the stance of the club.

"It is never nice when somebody hands in a transfer request but hopefully we can now move on."

When asked if Samba would retain the captaincy, Kean added: "If he's playing and performing well and still wants to be at the club, yes."