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Pedersen closes in on Blackburn Rovers exit
10:11am Friday 23rd August 2013 in Sport
MORTEN Gamst Pedersen has jetted out to Turkey as Karabukspor attempt to finalise a deal for the Blackburn Rovers midfielder.
Pedersen has been seeking a new club after being allowed to leave Rovers on a free transfer, and had previously attracted interest from FC Copenhagen.
An offer from the Danish club, who will play in the Champions League, would have been a temptation for Pedersen.
But FC Copenhagen this week brought former Wolves boss Stale Solbakken back to the club as manager, and Pedersen’s fellow Norwegian immediately made it clear that a deal for the 31-year-old was unlikely.
There has also been rumoured interest in Pedersen from Turkey for some time, and the Rovers midfielder has now flown out for talks as Karabukspor look to snap him up on a two-year deal.
Rovers were not confirming any details but Karabukspor president Mustafa Yolbulan told the Turkish press that Pedersen was due to arrive last night, before having a medical today with a view to finalising a move.
Karabukspor play in Turkey’s top flight and are based in Karabuk on the northern coast of the country.
Former Newcastle and Portsmouth forward Lomana LuaLua is currently in their squad, while former Rovers defender Hakan Unsal started his career there.
Pedersen featured for Rovers’ under 21s on Monday, in what looks set to have been his final appearance at Ewood Park.
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