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Venky's next masterplan

Rovers are being linked with an audacious summer bid for Roma's hitman Mirko Vucinic as Venky's continue their quest to try and shop from football's top table.

He will be available reportedly for sums in the region of 20 million and Venky's are apparently not put off by this price and want to raise Rovers profile by any means necessary.

The Daily Mirror are reporting - 'Blackburn are planning an audacious 20million move for Roma striker Mirko Vucinic as they look for a marquee summer signing.

Rovers' new Indian owners intend to splash their wealth in an attempt to raise the club`s profile, and there has been a change in strategy from their early days in charge at Ewood Park.

Back then, unlikely bids were tabled for Ronaldinho and David Beckham as they looked for a big name to bolster the club`s reputation.

In the summer though, Rovers are aiming to spend big on top-notch talent capable of pushing the club towards becoming a European force.

They believe Vucinic fits the bill with his proven goal-scoring ability and Champions League experience.

The striker only has two years left on his contract, which could allow Blackburn to pick him up for a reduced rate. Hoever, they will need to improve on his 70,000 a week wages to make the deal happen.

Vucinic has been eyed by Chelsea and Manchester United in the past, with Juventus also keen.

Roma will fight to keep the Montenegro international frontman at the club, but any failure by the Italians to land a European spot next term could open the door for Blackburn.'

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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday February 17 2011

Time: 9:21AM

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He comes with a big rep this guy doesn't he?
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17/02/2011 09:45:00

The price tag being muted would make me believe this is a no go, Really can't see Venkys investing that sort of money in the whole season let alone one player. Pure paper talk one would think
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17/02/2011 12:48:00

there are certainly better players for that price out there. plus again, our priority should be midfield.
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17/02/2011 13:50:00

I'm not yet convinced that we'll be spending 20m on one player any time soon. TBH i don't know much about the lad or whether he's worth 20m. i think i would rather see 2-3 players come in for that sort of money.
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17/02/2011 13:57:00

Spending 20m on one player is plain stupid.
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18/02/2011 03:35:00

I have to say that we do need at least two good strikers - who can score 10-15 goals each. Our strikers have been poor for seasons now - last good one was the 'fit' roque - not the mug we have now! We need to speculate to accumulate - buy in two quality forwards.
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