Samba trying to ignore reports

The Congo international was in inspired form for Rovers last term,
helping the club preserve their Premier League status. Samba’s
displays have led to suggestions that he is a target for Arsene
Wenger, with the Gunners rumoured to be keen to bolster their
defence ahead of next season. But the 27-year-old has not been
drawn on the conjecture, instead stressing his focus is on recovery
following a tough campaign. He told the Lancashire Telegraph:
“Hopefully it is a big summer for the club. “My only concern at the
moment is to go on holiday. I am not going to worry about next year
now. “My mind is set on relaxing at the moment because, for me,
that is the hardest season I have had at Blackburn Rovers. It has
been very hard mentally. “Someone asked me what is harder, playing
for the title or playing to avoid relegation on the last day?
Avoiding relegation is harder. “You are so drained, so credit to
the players and everyone. We did it and I feel very proud about
that. “A lot of things have changed and it has been a very hard
time. That was the first time I have gone 12 games without a win, a
lot of things have gone on. “I am very happy now though. Let us see
who we sign. Now we can improve the squad. That is up to the
owners, we have no powers.”