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Former-Blues boss considered for Blackburn vacancy

October 30, 2012

The latest name to emerge as a candidate for the Blackburn Rovers job is former-Birmingham boss Alex McLeish. The Scot was sacked by Aston Villa at the end of last season, but is being considered by the Blackburn board as a candidate for the Rovers hot seat.

McLeish has enjoyed mixed success in his managerial career. He won numerous trophies in the SPL with giants Rangers. He also helped Birmingham to promotion to the top flight and Carling cup victory.

Unfortunately for the Scot the Blues were relegated and he jumped ship to bitter-rivals Aston Villa. The Villans only narrowly avoided relegation from the Premier League last season. McLeish has acknowledged that he is looking to get back into the game.

Former-Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has also been linked with the vacancy, but McLeish’s experience in gaining promotion from the top flight seems to be attracting Rovers.

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Blackburn look to revive interest in Huddersfield striker

August 29, 2012

According to reports from Sky Sports Championship Blackburn Rovers could revive their interest in Huddersfield striker Jordan Rhodes. The 22 year-old striker has been prolific in League One for the Terriers for the last few seasons.

The Scotland international scored 36 goals in League One last season to help Huddersfield Town to promotion to the Championship. He also won the Players Player of the Year award. Rhodes has been linked with moves to various different clubs this summer, including Everton, Fulham and Scottish giants Celtic.

Blackburn have also been tracking the striker for along time. Huddersfield are believed to be demanding £8million for their star asset, but have stated that they don’t want to lose their most dangerous striker this summer.

Time is running out for Rovers to complete a deal for the striker, but boss Steve Kean is hopeful of adding to his attack before the transfer window slams shut on Friday.

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Blackburn and Fulham in transfer battle for Huddersfield star

August 6, 2012

Blackburn Rovers boss Steve Kean has today revealed that his club has made a bid for Huddersfield Town star Jordan Rhodes. The striker scored 40 goals in all competitions last season, as the Terriers were promoted to the Championship from League One.

Premier League Fulham have already had a bid rejected for the Scottish international, believed to be in the region of £2million. His club are hoping to hold onto their star player, but with interest growing in the 22 year-old it looks increasing unlikely.

Rhodes has been a prolific goal scorer throughout his Huddersfield career, firing home 85 goals in 127 starts for the Terriers. Rhodes revealed this summer that he is currently happy where he is. However, should an opportunity to move to the Premier League come along it may be difficult to turn down.

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Blackburn star could be set for German move in summer

February 5, 2012

Blackburn’s impressive young star Junior Hoilett could be set for a shock move to Germany in the summer instead of staying in England. Sources claim that FC Bayern are interested in him and have made contact with his father for a free transfer switch at the end of the current season. Hoilett’s contract at Blackburn is over at the end of the 11/12 season and a move to Bayern will see him join his younger brother Jaineil, who plays for Mainz, in Germany.

Hoilett was a reported target for both Spurs and Liverpool in the winter window but Blackburn slapped a heavy price tag on him in order to keep him in their fight to avoid relegation. Rovers were thrashed 7-1 by Arsenal in their last game.

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Olympiakos make approach for Formica

January 23, 2012

Olympiakos have made a bid for Blackburn Rovers’ Argentine midfielder Mauro Formica. The Greek giants wish to take the unsettled playmaker on loan till the end of the season and have entered into talks with Blackburn over the same. Rovers boss Steve Kean has indicated that he doesn’t want to sell his key players but his hand may be forced as Formica’s already announced that he hasn’t been able to adjust to life in England.

However Rovers fans aren’t expected to be too pleased with Formica’s exit. The only other genuine player in the Argentine’s position is David Dunn, who has had his problems with injuries in recent times.

The 23 year old Formica joined Blackburn from Newell’s Old Boys last season.

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Blackburn close to completing Modeste signing

January 19, 2012

Blackburn Rovers are close to completing the signing of striker Anthony Modeste on loan from Ligue 1 outfit Bordeaux. Les Girondins made the announcement but added that the loan deal did not include an option to make the transfer permanent at the end of the loan. The 23 year old, who joined Bordeaux from Nice, has struggled to make the first team in recent months and netted his last goal for the club in a 2-0 win over Caen in November.

The 23 year old is yet to pass a medical and agree personal terms with Blackburn, and is currently travelling to England to put the final touches on the deal. If it goes through, Modeste will become Steve Kean’s first signing of the winter transfer window.

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Hughes to raid old club Blackburn for Samba

January 11, 2012

New Queens Park Rangers manager Mark Hughes is set to raid his former club Blackburn Rovers for the services of centre half Chris Samba. According to reports, Hughes has already tabled a £7m bid for the services of the powerful defender, an improvement on the £5m bid submitted by his predecessor Neil Warnock a few days ago.

The chance of working with Hughes, who originally brought Samba from Hertha Berlin to Blackburn, may excite the Congo international. However Hughes faces competition from title challenging Tottenham Hotspur as well as French moneybags Paris Saint-Germain, both of whom want a solid figure to bolster their backline.

Blackburn are said to be holding out for around £8m for their star centre half.

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Rovers reject Formica loan bid

January 5, 2012

Blackburn Rovers have rejected an offer from Argentine outfit Newell’s Old Boys to take Mauro Formica on loan till the end of the season. Formica, 23, joined Rovers on the final day of the January 2010 transfer window on a three and a half year contract, but hasn’t really set the stage on fire and is keen to seek fresh pastures.

But Rovers only want a permanent transfer and have reportedly slapped a €5m bid on the Argentine attacker, who is also a target for Turkish clubs Bursaspor and Trabzonspor as well as Russian outfit CSKA Moscow.

The statement regarding the rejected loan bid was made by Formica himself, with the Argentine admitting he would have loved a return to Newell’s.

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Blades youngster Slew seals Blackburn Rovers switch

September 2, 2011

Sheffield United youngster Jordan Slew has completed his move to Blackburn Rovers for a reported £1.1m. The fee could however rise in the future depending on his performances and other criteria. The 18 year old Slew has put pen to paper a four year contract at Ewood Park.

Slew, a product of Sheffield’s youth system, broke into the Blades’ first team squad last season. He was the subject of a failed £500,000 bid from Fulham.

Sheffield United director Scott McCabe said that the offer for England U-19 international Slew was too good to turn down despite the youngster having two years left on his contract at Bramall Lane.

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Blackburn inch closer to Ibisevic signing

August 26, 2011

Blackburn Rovers are close to completing a move for Hoffenheim striker Vedad Ibisevic. The Lancashire outfit have agreed a £6m fee with Hoffenheim for the Bosnian’s transfer and personal terms have also been agreed with the striker. But Ibisevic is yet to undergo a medical and there are issues regarding his fitness. The Bosnian international has been plagued by injuries in the last two seasons and has not quite been the same since suffering a knee injury two seasons ago that wrecked Hoffenheim’s title chances.

Blackburn boss Steve Kean has also lined up Mounir El Hamdoui as a replacement should Ibisevic fail his medical. A decision is expected to be taken in the next 24 hours, with Kean quoted as saying that they will finalise one of the two deals for sure.

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