Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean has implored frontman Junior Hoilett to remain at Ewood Park amid reported interest from Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.
Hoilett, 21, has impressed in recent weeks as Rovers battle against relegation, scoring three goals in his last three Premier League outings, including the opening goal in Monday\'s 2-0 win against Sunderland.
Tottenham are reportedly leading the chase for Hoilett, after chief scout Ian Broomfield watched the forward in action in the 1-1 draw with Aston Villa at Ewood Park earlier this month.
A number of other clubs, including Liverpool are set to battle Tottenham for the player\'s signature and earlier this week Kean acknowledged he would face a fight to keep the Canadian at Ewood Park.
\"If someone is out of contract, with the way he is playing, week on week there will be more teams,\" Kean was quoted in the Daily Mail.
\"We hope we can get ourselves to a position of safety and make him an offer.
\"We hope we can get ourselves to a position of safety and make him an offer,\" Kean added. \"We want him to stay here. He is playing out of his skin.\"
Should Hoilett join one of his rumoured English suitors in the summer, Blackburn would be entitled to a development compensation fee because he is under the age of 24. While a potential sale this month would earn Rovers more in a monetary sense than the aforementioned compensation, Samba is on a three-year deal worth a rumoured £60,000 a week, and would therefore command a more lucrative fee.
Hoilett on the other hand, will shortly be a free agent and although Blackburn would lose their entitlement to the development costs were he to leave the Premier League entirely, that outcome seems unlikely given the recent conjecture.