Sam After Russian Hitman..Again!
It seems that Sam Allardyce has been in colder climates recently, Russia to be precise, in an attempt to land a new target man for Rovers.
More specifically, he has been over, watching a preseason friendly with the intention of casting an eye over Pavel Pogrebnyak.
Pog, as he will now be known, for pronunciation and spelling sake if nothing else, fits the mould of a big target up front that Sam has been after all summer.
It is believed that discussions are at an advanced stage with his club, Zenit St. Petersburg and the player.
Unlike last time, it seems that the lad has had a change of heart and is now interested in coming.
The rumoured fee is a knockdown £2 million as Pog's contract expires in November, the end of the Russian league season.
Also, more should be known about the Di Santo deal very shortly. Chelsea's squad is due back on Monday and it is anticipated to have Di Santo up to Ewood shortly after.
In last night's friendly, Andrei Shevchenko came on ahead of him surely suggests that Di Santo is seen as surplus for this season at Stamford Bridge.
This, of course, is still with the potential of Ancelotti pulling the plug on the deal.
So, fellow VBers, whats the feeling on a Pavel Pogrebnyak / Franco Di Santo strike partnership next season?
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