The 30 year old 6ft 4in Dynamo Moscow star played under Sam Allardyce at Blackburn and was reported earlier in the day as a target.
But tonight a source at Upton Park claimed the player was an “unlikely” option despite his family still being based in the UK.
Samba joined QPR in the January 2013 transfer window for a reported £12.5 million, but he returned to former club on the Hoops relegation in June of the same year on a reported £100,000k a week before completing his third move of that year when joining Dynamo in the August!
Our source said: “There’s little to say until we know where we are with Winston. We are looking at various central defenders in the eventuality of a worse case scenario but this seems unlikely .”