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Blackburn Rovers chase for Silva is off
BLACKBURN Rovers’ long-running chase for Portuguese midfielder Adrien Silva is finally over after Sporting Lisbon turned down their £750,000 bid for him.
The 23-year-old’s future had been uncertain for several weeks now, with the player and Sporting locked in talks about a new deal, leaving Rovers hopeful of securing his signature.
Rovers’ offer had been on the table for more than a fortnight but yesterday’s rejection will see the Ewood Park outfit give up their hunt.
Meanwhile want-away midfielder Steven Nzonzi is still expected to join Sevilla on a season long loan imminently, after Rovers agreed to his temporary exit.
The club remain open to any permanent offers for him but, with no-one likely to meet their valuation of up to £10million, a loan switch to Sevilla remains the likely option.