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Aston Villa sign Christopher Samba to partner with John Terry

Chis Samba has found a new home with Aston Villa.

Aston Villa have signed veteran defender Chris Samba on a free transfer.

The 33-year-old left Panathinaikos in January and has impressed over the past few months while on trial at the Championship club.

Samba told Villa's website: "I have enjoyed my time with Aston Villa and I am very pleased to continue this association after signing my contract with the club.

"I have played against Aston Villa many times and it's always been a club I have had the utmost respect for because of its standing in...

Crystal Palace considering move for free agent Chris Samba - sources

Crystal Palace have taken former Blackburn Rovers and Queens Park Rangers defender Chris Samba on trial as they weigh up a move, sources close to the club have told ESPN FC.

Samba, 32, is a free agent after leaving Panathinaikos last week and Palace are ready to offer him a return to the Premier League.

The Congo international struggled with fitness at the Greek club, making just two appearances after joining from Dinamo Moscow in August.

Samba has linked up with Palace for training so that they...

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Dinamo Moscow's Christopher Samba banned for responding to racist abuse

Dinamo Moscow defender Christopher Samba has been banned for two matches by the Russian Football Union (RFU) after responding to racist abuse in a match against Torpedo Moscow.

Samba, 30, stuck his middle finger up to Torpedo fans on Sept. 22 before being substituted at half-time.

The RFU has said the former Queens Park Rangers and Blackburn centre-back's actions were an "unpleasant gesture" and that it had little option but to ban him.

"We took into account what happened on the pitch and that he...

Christopher Samba faces ban for response to Russia racist abuse

Congolese defender Christopher Samba faces a possible ban for his response to racist abuse in the Russian league.

The former Queens Park Rangers and Blackburn player was subjected to racist abuse by fans of Torpedo Moscow while playing for Dynamo Moscow on Sunday.

Samba was substituted at halftime in apparent distress at the abuse, but faces a Russian Football Union charge he displayed an "unpleasant gesture" to Torpedo fans. The RFU did not elaborate.

Ivorian defender Dacosta Goore was banned for...


Samba returns to Anzhi from QPR

QPR have confirmed Christopher Samba will rejoin Anzhi Makhachkala, with a club-record transfer fee reportedly agreed upon.

Christopher Samba's move to QPR was costly on and off the pitch
Christopher Samba has sealed a return to Russia

Samba arrived at QPR from the Russian club following a transfer deadline-day deal in January, but failed to prevent the club being relegated.

With boss Harry Redknapp now preparing for life in the second-tier Samba - who had signed a four-and-a-half-year deal - has been allowed to return...


Samba set for Anzhi return from QPR

Chris Samba is on the verge of re-signing for Anzhi Makhachkala from Queens Park Rangers, the Russian club's chairman has told Sport Express.

Christopher Samba will be a welcome addition to QPR
Chris Samba originally moved to Anzhi from England in 2012

Samba, 29, moved from Anzhi to QPR in the January transfer window as Harry Redknapp attempted to shore up his defence in a bid to stave off relegation.