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Rovers waiting on Silva decision
ADRIEN Silva is expected to make a final decision on his future in the next 48 hours as Blackburn Rovers finally look for an end to their long running battle for his signature.
The Portuguese midfielder has been at the centre of a tug of war between Rovers and current employers Sporting Lisbon for more than a fortnight but the next couple of days are now understood to be key.
The 23-year-old has already turned down one offer of an extended contract at Sporting but is now mulling over an improved deal as the Portuguese outfit battle to keep him.
Silva thought he would be allowed to leave this summer, after a dispute with manager Ricardo Sa Pinto and spending last season on loan at Academica, but the club are now fighting to keep him.
They have already this summer accepted a bid from Montpellier but Silva rejected the move, but Rovers’ bid has so far been unanswered.
Other clubs remain interested in the former Portugal under 21 skipper, including an unnamed Premier League team.
Rovers remain hopeful the player will tell Sporting Lisbon today that his future lies away from the club and are confident a deal can be agreed - with Kean understood to have flown to Portugal in an attempt to speed the process up on Friday.
Silva’s deal only has a year left to run and it is believed Sporting will cut their losses now and sell him this summer if they fail to get him to agree to a new contract.
Sources close to Sporting Lisbon though told the Lancashire Telegraph yesterday they expect Silva to put pen to paper on an extended deal imminently.
Failure to land Silva would see Rovers look elsewhere to strengthen the central midfield berth as they look for a partner for new boy Danny Murphy.
Meanwhile, Junior Hoilett is expected to make a final decision on his future this week after attracting interest from home and abroad.
It is understood he held further talks with Borussia Monchengladbach over the weekend, but sources close to the player believe QPR are in pole position to seal his signature.
Rovers have yet to receive any bids for want away midfielder Steven Nzonzi as his future continues to be shrouded in uncertainty.
Nzonzi was left out of the club’s pre-season training camp in Austria after he made clear his intention to leave the club and is likely to remain out of the club’s plans for the new Championship season.
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