MARK Bunn is looking to force a move out of Ewood Park after Premier League Norwich City upped their bid for the goalkeeper yesterday.
Blackburn Rovers ’ reserve stopper has handed in a transfer request as he looks for permission to speak to the Canaries – after they had a first bid for less than £500,000 rejected last week.
Rovers are now considering Norwich’s new bid for the former Northampton man, understood to be closer to £1million, and are expected to make their decision today.
Bunn is keen to quit Ewood Park as he fears playing second fiddle behind Paul Robinson between the posts again this campaign.
The 27-year-old has been restricted to just six league appearances for Rovers since signing in 2008 and expects to continue as second choice this campaign.
Bunn knows he would also be signing for Norwich as a reserve, behind England international John Ruddy, but the lure of a return to the Premier League appears to be enough to tempt him.
It is understood he would be have been happy to remain at Ewood Park had he expected to be the club's first choice this season but, with Robinson still ahead of him, is seeking a new challenge.
Rovers feared they would struggle to keep both Robinson and Bunn happy as a Championship club this season, with both wanting to play regular football.
They were last night left considering Norwich's offer and Bunn's transfer request. Meanwhile, midfielder Radosav Petrovic is still expected to seal a permanent move to Turkish outfit Genclerbirligi, as Rovers wait for an answer on their third bid for Huddersfield striker Jordan Rhodes.