Blackburn manager Gary Bowyer has confirmed that there is notable interest in Rudy Gestede, who Sky Sports understand is frustrated at his £6 million price tag. Blackburn, however, will be reluctant to sell him due to their current transfer embargo, meaning that they would not be able to bring in a replacement.
The Blackburn boss had the following to say this weekend:
“There’s a Premier League club in discussions with the club, but the club quite rightly doesn’t want to sell him on the cheap. If nothing is concluded over the weekend, we’ll have him back in work on Monday, and we’ll continue to have him available for the rest of our games and scoring more goals. Talks have taken place over the last 24 hours and we decided to focus on this game with the players we knew would be available.”
Meanwhile, Steve Bruce has confirmed that Hull are out of the race for the player as the two clubs could not come close on his price:
“I called Gary two or three days ago to clarify the situation and we talked briefly. It was a non-starter before we got anywhere. I enquired about him and the answer came back, not at the sort of figures we’re talking about. It’s not going to happen.”
Crystal Palace are believed to be frontrunners for the player, having submitted a bid, but there is other Premier League interest, with West Brom firmly in the running.