MAURO Formica's brother has claimed that the Blackburn striker is hoping to finalise a move to Olympiakos.

The Lancashire Telegraph revealed on Monday the Greek giants had started negotiations for the Argentine play maker, although they are yet to meet Rovers' valuation for the player.

Now Lautaro Formica, who himself plays in Greece for Asteras Tripolis, told Sport24: "Of course I spoke with my brother about this.

"There is a possibility to make a transfer to Olympiakos. There is interest from the Greek champions.

"I said to him a lot of things about Greece and what Olympiakos means for the Greek football.

"The problem is that he has some issues with Blackburn that he must resolve.

"He told me that he wants to come to play here. It doesn't depend on him. It depends on the two clubs, Blackburn and Olympiakos. We will see what is going to happen."