Rovers in loan player limbo
Rovers boss Steve Kean fears losing Roque Santa Cruz and Jermaine Jones back to Man City and Schalke 04 respectively as Rovers were unable to agree prices for permanent transfers for both.
Cruz and Jones are both on six month loan spells at Ewood Park and whilst the Blackburn gaffer expects both to be a success he fears losing out due to price inflation if both do the business.
Kean told the Lancashire Telegraph - "We tried to fix a price for Roque and the same for Jermaine because we thought they would do well but we couldn`t fix a price.
"We were confident they would do well but obviously if they do really well now then the price becomes too much.
"We tried to get a price fixed but the parent club wouldn`t allow that and we just have to get on with it."
Santa Cruz is reportedly very keen to move back to Rovers permanently as he considers the place a sort of 'second home' where as it is not known what Jones's thoughts are a more extended Rovers stay.
But without an option to first it could be an uphill battle if other teams want in.
Kean continued - "We don`t have any option, we tried to fix a price so we could go to the owners and say if things go really well he is going to cost x amount.
"At the end of the season now I think they go back to their clubs and hopefully we have made a good impression and they want to come back to the club in whatever capacity.
"Whether it is another loan or if we can do a deal with their clubs and bring them back permanently we will have to wait to see."
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