Blackburn Rovers won't let Olsson go on cheap

GARY Bowyer says only a sizeable offer would persuade Blackburn Rovers to part with Martin Olsson – despite the Swede’s agent claiming that the player is attracting serious interest from the Premier League.

Reports suggest that Norwich City want to sign Olsson, although Bowyer insisted he was unaware of any offer from the Canaries.

The Rovers boss was also bemused by a quote attributed to Olsson saying: “I want to leave and the club knows”.

Bowyer said he had received no such indication from the player.

The Rovers boss has made it clear he is under no financial pressure to sell players and regards Olsson as a key figure for Rovers.

“He’s hoping to go to the World Cup with Sweden and he’s a valuable member of the squad, so it would certainly take a good offer,” Bowyer said.

“He’s been linked with clubs but until we get anything concrete we’ll have to see what happens.

“We’ve had no contact from Norwich as far as I’m aware. He’s not said anything to me about wanting to leave.”

The reports in Sweden indicated that Norwich may offer a player in exchange for Olsson.

The Norfolk club were also linked with the 25-year-old in January, when West Ham had offers up to £4m rejected for the left-sided player.

Olsson still has two years left on his contract at Ewood Park and missed the end of the season with a knee injury.

He linked up with the Sweden squad for training earlier this month, but had not recovered sufficiently to feature in their World Cup qualifying games.

Rovers are also eager to retain star striker Jordan Rhodes, with Hull likely to be priced out of a move and another interested club – West Ham – last night on the verge of completing a deal for Liverpool’s Andy Carroll.

Meanwhile, Bowyer is mulling over Burton Albion’s request to take young defender Anthony O’Connor on loan while the Rovers boss is continuing in his attempts to add to his squad.

David Jones and Todd Kane are among those he wants to bring to the club next season – the latter likely to be on loan.

“We’ve looking at several targets, I don’t really want to put a number on it,” added Bowyer who has returned to Rovers’ training facility at Brockhall after a short holiday.

“I was hoping it was going to hot up at the start of this week but it hasn’t happened yet.

“We’ve had a couple of enquiries for a couple of our young lads on loan, but that’s been about it.”

Rovers teenager Tim Payne featured for New Zealand under 20s as they were beaten 2-1 in a friendly against Egypt in Turkey.

The game was their New Zealand’s warm-up match ahead of their first fixture at the Under 20s World Cup on Monday.

* Tickets for Rovers’ pre-season friendly at Crewe on July 16 are now on sale at the Roverstore, priced £8 for adults, £4 for over 60s and £2 for under 16s.

Rovers fans travelling to the club’s pre-season friendly against Portimonense in Portugal can buy tickets on the day of the game in the Algarve with price set at 10 Euros.

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11:23am Wed 19 Jun 13

MatthewCA says...

Nothing goes out cheap from this club under GB and Martin Ollson is a quality player,we need to keep him like Jorden Rhodes. Ollson brothers should to be happy to stay and play together like twins with club until there is a surprice offer of 15+ mil.
Nothing goes out cheap from this club under GB and Martin Ollson is a quality player,we need to keep him like Jorden Rhodes. Ollson brothers should to be happy to stay and play together like twins with club until there is a surprice offer of 15+ mil. MatthewCA

11:52am Wed 19 Jun 13

JPainter90 says...

If we can get a good amount for him I'd probably get rid but are we really going to get much better than him in this league? Might not be worth the hassle.
If we can get a good amount for him I'd probably get rid but are we really going to get much better than him in this league? Might not be worth the hassle. JPainter90

11:55am Wed 19 Jun 13

nickroversfc says...

i would take grant holt as part of the deal
i would take grant holt as part of the deal nickroversfc

12:26pm Wed 19 Jun 13

bussstop says...

one big wage for another do we want that even though grant would be good?
one big wage for another do we want that even though grant would be good? bussstop

12:26pm Wed 19 Jun 13

bussstop says...

one big wage for another do we want that even though grant would be good?
one big wage for another do we want that even though grant would be good? bussstop

12:41pm Wed 19 Jun 13

StLedge says...

I think this is just Mr Dahlin making waves, nothing more.
I think this is just Mr Dahlin making waves, nothing more. StLedge

12:46pm Wed 19 Jun 13

lookupblackburn.. says...

Just another sewer rat trying desperately to leave the sinking ship..
Just another sewer rat trying desperately to leave the sinking ship.. lookupblackburn..

12:55pm Wed 19 Jun 13

crankitup says...

if we are seriously thinking of getting out of this league in the right direction then we are going to need players like Martin Olsson...so lets not have any of this "if the price is right" nonsense...keep him until the end of the season and if we don't manage to go up then and only then consider letting him go "if the price is right"....as GB says 'he's under no pressure to sell'....and i wonder if there was to sell MO if the money would go into replacing him or on chicken feed?
if we are seriously thinking of getting out of this league in the right direction then we are going to need players like Martin Olsson...so lets not have any of this "if the price is right" nonsense...keep him until the end of the season and if we don't manage to go up then and only then consider letting him go "if the price is right"....as GB says 'he's under no pressure to sell'....and i wonder if there was to sell MO if the money would go into replacing him or on chicken feed? crankitup

12:56pm Wed 19 Jun 13

StLedge says...

lookupblackburn.. wrote..

Just another Rovers player I would love at Burnley


Not sure he would take the step down tbh
[quote]lookupblackburn.. wrote.. Just another Rovers player I would love at Burnley[/quote] Not sure he would take the step down tbh StLedge

1:07pm Wed 19 Jun 13

unclejacklegend says...

nickroversfc wrote:
i would take grant holt as part of the deal
We need a big bullying striker like holt but surely we'd need a replacement LB, we seem to be very light in that department. Definitely don't want to see Morten playing there again, what a disaster!
[quote][p][bold]nickroversfc[/bold] wrote: i would take grant holt as part of the deal[/p][/quote]We need a big bullying striker like holt but surely we'd need a replacement LB, we seem to be very light in that department. Definitely don't want to see Morten playing there again, what a disaster! unclejacklegend

2:27pm Wed 19 Jun 13

hasslem hasslem says...

StLedge wrote:
I think this is just Mr Dahlin making waves, nothing more.
agreed - Dahlin hates rovers, we hate him for what he tried to do.

Personally, i think Olsson is a busted flush and if we get a half decent offer for him - then let him go.

Always look back with affection at his earlier career at rovers - particularly his contribution at turf moor......marvellous
[quote][p][bold]StLedge[/bold] wrote: I think this is just Mr Dahlin making waves, nothing more.[/p][/quote]agreed - Dahlin hates rovers, we hate him for what he tried to do. Personally, i think Olsson is a busted flush and if we get a half decent offer for him - then let him go. Always look back with affection at his earlier career at rovers - particularly his contribution at turf moor......marvellous hasslem hasslem

3:10pm Wed 19 Jun 13

eddie the eagle says...

hasslem hasslem wrote:
StLedge wrote: I think this is just Mr Dahlin making waves, nothing more.
agreed - Dahlin hates rovers, we hate him for what he tried to do. Personally, i think Olsson is a busted flush and if we get a half decent offer for him - then let him go. Always look back with affection at his earlier career at rovers - particularly his contribution at turf moor......marvellous
I agree HH he has not progressed ,Iknow he has been injured and playing through turbulent times but I think he is a very ordinary full back.I had high hopes for him in mIdfield but now I think a fresh start would benefit all concerned.
[quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StLedge[/bold] wrote: I think this is just Mr Dahlin making waves, nothing more.[/p][/quote]agreed - Dahlin hates rovers, we hate him for what he tried to do. Personally, i think Olsson is a busted flush and if we get a half decent offer for him - then let him go. Always look back with affection at his earlier career at rovers - particularly his contribution at turf moor......marvellous[/p][/quote]I agree HH he has not progressed ,Iknow he has been injured and playing through turbulent times but I think he is a very ordinary full back.I had high hopes for him in mIdfield but now I think a fresh start would benefit all concerned. eddie the eagle

6:26pm Wed 19 Jun 13

Ronaldpetercooper says...

Frankly Olson had a poor season with his poor positional play and never really got forward like he used to.
Personally some of the young set could fill quite well as we are reasonably well served in defence with Henley Morris and Kane with others almost ready to step up.
No I think Olson is not the player he was by a big margin and would sell him for any offers above £4 mil.
Frankly Olson had a poor season with his poor positional play and never really got forward like he used to. Personally some of the young set could fill quite well as we are reasonably well served in defence with Henley Morris and Kane with others almost ready to step up. No I think Olson is not the player he was by a big margin and would sell him for any offers above £4 mil. Ronaldpetercooper

6:59pm Wed 19 Jun 13

dallydally says...

Well overrated by some. For me he is ordinary and flatters to deceive. An offer of £4M or more should be snapped up without a second thought.
Well overrated by some. For me he is ordinary and flatters to deceive. An offer of £4M or more should be snapped up without a second thought. dallydally

7:13pm Wed 19 Jun 13

ghost of sceptic says...

Ronaldpetercooper wrote:
Frankly Olson had a poor season with his poor positional play and never really got forward like he used to. Personally some of the young set could fill quite well as we are reasonably well served in defence with Henley Morris and Kane with others almost ready to step up. No I think Olson is not the player he was by a big margin and would sell him for any offers above £4 mil.
Total agreement. Get shut both him and his twin have been very poor since our demise.
[quote][p][bold]Ronaldpetercooper[/bold] wrote: Frankly Olson had a poor season with his poor positional play and never really got forward like he used to. Personally some of the young set could fill quite well as we are reasonably well served in defence with Henley Morris and Kane with others almost ready to step up. No I think Olson is not the player he was by a big margin and would sell him for any offers above £4 mil.[/p][/quote]Total agreement. Get shut both him and his twin have been very poor since our demise. ghost of sceptic

7:57pm Wed 19 Jun 13

Riverside 7 says...

A couple of days ago I posted a list of players who I feel we should either let go or force out of the club.

It included, Robinson, Murphy, Orr, Etuhu, Best, Ribiero, Gomes, Slew, Formica, Givet, 5 out of the 6 Portuguese contingent (except Nunes) and possiby Dunn &/or Pederson.

Dunny has now signed a new 1 year deal but that still leaves around 16 players that could leave for me.

Martin Olsson was not on my list but he did nothing last season to show me that he deserves to play Premier League football and I would definitely sell for £4M.
Similarly, I would not be concerned if his twin brother Marcus also left the club.”
A couple of days ago I posted a list of players who I feel we should either let go or force out of the club. It included, Robinson, Murphy, Orr, Etuhu, Best, Ribiero, Gomes, Slew, Formica, Givet, 5 out of the 6 Portuguese contingent (except Nunes) and possiby Dunn &/or Pederson. Dunny has now signed a new 1 year deal but that still leaves around 16 players that could leave for me. Martin Olsson was not on my list but he did nothing last season to show me that he deserves to play Premier League football and I would definitely sell for £4M. Similarly, I would not be concerned if his twin brother Marcus also left the club.” Riverside 7

8:12pm Wed 19 Jun 13

Shane says...

Riverside 7 wrote:
A couple of days ago I posted a list of players who I feel we should either let go or force out of the club.

It included, Robinson, Murphy, Orr, Etuhu, Best, Ribiero, Gomes, Slew, Formica, Givet, 5 out of the 6 Portuguese contingent (except Nunes) and possiby Dunn &/or Pederson.

Dunny has now signed a new 1 year deal but that still leaves around 16 players that could leave for me.

Martin Olsson was not on my list but he did nothing last season to show me that he deserves to play Premier League football and I would definitely sell for £4M.
Similarly, I would not be concerned if his twin brother Marcus also left the club.”
Why do you keep on mentioning Premier League Football?

Yourself, Steve Kean and Hasslem Hasslem really are the modern day Walter Mitty's aren't you?
[quote][p][bold]Riverside 7[/bold] wrote: A couple of days ago I posted a list of players who I feel we should either let go or force out of the club. It included, Robinson, Murphy, Orr, Etuhu, Best, Ribiero, Gomes, Slew, Formica, Givet, 5 out of the 6 Portuguese contingent (except Nunes) and possiby Dunn &/or Pederson. Dunny has now signed a new 1 year deal but that still leaves around 16 players that could leave for me. Martin Olsson was not on my list but he did nothing last season to show me that he deserves to play Premier League football and I would definitely sell for £4M. Similarly, I would not be concerned if his twin brother Marcus also left the club.”[/p][/quote]Why do you keep on mentioning Premier League Football? Yourself, Steve Kean and Hasslem Hasslem really are the modern day Walter Mitty's aren't you? Shane

8:07am Thu 20 Jun 13

Riverside 7 says...

Shane wrote:
Riverside 7 wrote:
A couple of days ago I posted a list of players who I feel we should either let go or force out of the club.

It included, Robinson, Murphy, Orr, Etuhu, Best, Ribiero, Gomes, Slew, Formica, Givet, 5 out of the 6 Portuguese contingent (except Nunes) and possiby Dunn &/or Pederson.

Dunny has now signed a new 1 year deal but that still leaves around 16 players that could leave for me.

Martin Olsson was not on my list but he did nothing last season to show me that he deserves to play Premier League football and I would definitely sell for £4M.
Similarly, I would not be concerned if his twin brother Marcus also left the club.”
Why do you keep on mentioning Premier League Football?

Yourself, Steve Kean and Hasslem Hasslem really are the modern day Walter Mitty's aren't you?
Shane, I mentioned Premier League football because that's what Olsson's agent wants for his player.

He's currently linked with Norwich and last season it was West Ham.

As far as I am concerned he had a poor season with Rovers.
Even in a poor team in a mediocre Championship he did not stand out.

So that's why I said that I do not feel he deserves to play Premier League football.

That's my view explained, how about giving us your views or do you just like to criticise everybody else?
[quote][p][bold]Shane[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Riverside 7[/bold] wrote: A couple of days ago I posted a list of players who I feel we should either let go or force out of the club. It included, Robinson, Murphy, Orr, Etuhu, Best, Ribiero, Gomes, Slew, Formica, Givet, 5 out of the 6 Portuguese contingent (except Nunes) and possiby Dunn &/or Pederson. Dunny has now signed a new 1 year deal but that still leaves around 16 players that could leave for me. Martin Olsson was not on my list but he did nothing last season to show me that he deserves to play Premier League football and I would definitely sell for £4M. Similarly, I would not be concerned if his twin brother Marcus also left the club.”[/p][/quote]Why do you keep on mentioning Premier League Football? Yourself, Steve Kean and Hasslem Hasslem really are the modern day Walter Mitty's aren't you?[/p][/quote]Shane, I mentioned Premier League football because that's what Olsson's agent wants for his player. He's currently linked with Norwich and last season it was West Ham. As far as I am concerned he had a poor season with Rovers. Even in a poor team in a mediocre Championship he did not stand out. So that's why I said that I do not feel he deserves to play Premier League football. That's my view explained, how about giving us your views or do you just like to criticise everybody else? Riverside 7

9:21am Thu 20 Jun 13

How can you run out of cod you mug? says...

MatthewCA wrote:
Nothing goes out cheap from this club under GB and Martin Ollson is a quality player,we need to keep him like Jorden Rhodes. Ollson brothers should to be happy to stay and play together like twins with club until there is a surprice offer of 15+ mil.
15 million for the "Tom Daley" diving Olsson boys ? Jesus, how deluded are you?

Do you also think that the moon is made of cheese?

Typical Rovers fan, living in a parallel fantasy universe.
[quote][p][bold]MatthewCA[/bold] wrote: Nothing goes out cheap from this club under GB and Martin Ollson is a quality player,we need to keep him like Jorden Rhodes. Ollson brothers should to be happy to stay and play together like twins with club until there is a surprice offer of 15+ mil.[/p][/quote]15 million for the "Tom Daley" diving Olsson boys ? Jesus, how deluded are you? Do you also think that the moon is made of cheese? Typical Rovers fan, living in a parallel fantasy universe. How can you run out of cod you mug?

12:49pm Thu 20 Jun 13

noddy57 says...

if olsson wants to go ,,,let him,,he,s just like the rest of em,greedy so and sos,,no player will ever be bigger than the club,,
if olsson wants to go ,,,let him,,he,s just like the rest of em,greedy so and sos,,no player will ever be bigger than the club,, noddy57

3:16pm Thu 20 Jun 13

Angry From Accrington says...

Sell them Marcus in disguise and give Martin a million to keep his mouth shut
Sell them Marcus in disguise and give Martin a million to keep his mouth shut Angry From Accrington

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