BLACKBURN Rovers have confirmed that they have reached a verbal agreement with Olympiakos that will see Matt Derbyshire move to Greece on a permanent basis.

Derbyshire had a successful loan spell with Olympiakos in the second half of last season and the Greeks have now agreed a fee in their quest to sign the striker permanently.

Derbyshire has now been given permission to hold talks with Olympiakos.

There will be more on this story in tomorrow's Lancashire Telegraph.