Brice Samba has not rejected new Nottingham Forest contract

As reported by Foot Mercato, Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Brice Samba has not rejected a new contract from Forest with double his current salary, debunking false reports from the English press.

Upon initially signing for the club, Samba, formerly of Caen and Marseille, had instead simply negotiated an increase in salary in the event of promotion to the Premier League, which was achieved at the end of this season after Forest won the Championship play-offs to return to the English top-flight for the first time this century.

No increase in wage was submitted to the player while, as the Santi Aouna of Foot Mercato points out, prospective goalkeeper Dean Henderson’s wage is already three times that of Samba’s.

Samba is seeing interest from France this summer, however, with both Nantes, who have yet to submit a concrete offer, and Lens both keen on the 28-year-old goalkeeper.

In 45 games across all competitions this season, Samba managed to keep 16 clean sheets, conceding 39 goals in the process before Forest eventually won promotion.

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