Sven-Goran Eriksson denies Sol Bamba to join Blackburn

Sol Bamba
Bamba joined Leicester from Hibernian in January this year

Leicester City boss Sven-Goran Eriksson has rubbished rumours that defender Sol Bamba is on the verge of leaving.

The 26-year-old Ivorian has been linked with a move to Blackburn Rovers, who are eager to sign a centre-half following the departure of Phil Jones.

But Eriksson told But BBC Radio Leicesterexternal-link: "He's not for sale. He's our player and will go on being our player.

"We have not heard anything from Blackburn or any club about him so I don't know where it is coming from."

Eriksson added: "That's football - rumours coming out and agents talking. You have to live with it - it's not a big problem, it's part of the business."

Bamba missed Tuesday's Carling Cup win at Rotherham due to personal reasons.

The Ivory Coast international, who has 18 caps for his country, arrived at the Foxes from Hibs in January and went on to make 17 starts for the Championship side last season.

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