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Is this the man to replace Phil Jones?

Rovers are shortly to be one man down and the search for a quality replacement will be under way.

But with agent talk in over drive has the man to fill the large 19 year old boots been found already?

The profile certainly seems to fit... Rovers need a quality, no nonsense centre half. Roger Johnsons' current club have just been relegated and need to raise funds.

Even Johnson himself has been told he can sling his hook in due course. Look! We even have quotes and everything -

The centre half's agent Paul Smith told the Daily Mail - 'I've had a call from Birmingham to say they'd let him go. Having played every league game for two successive seasons he will be in demand. It's just a matter of where he goes.'

So, he's up for grabs and would be a quality addition. One stumbling block could be the price as Birmingham have told potential suitors he could cost 14 million... which is in fact insane.

Having said all that, we understand that Steve Kean is having a good, long look at Roger Johnson.

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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday June 13 2011

Time: 9:28AM

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I'd like him but not at that joke of a price!
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13/06/2011 10:43:00

I think about 7-8 mil would be fair but his team mate Dann seems better value!
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13/06/2011 10:48:00

I would like to see this happen. He's an ever present no nonsense experienced defender. I think with The Brum already stating they want to sell him they won't get more than 8m for him. Stick a bid in Kean quick, they will snatch at it they obviously need the pennies. Might help get Seb Larsson on board too.
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13/06/2011 11:03:00

The price which is being quoted is financial suicide, Dann, Johnson and Foster were birminghams stand out performers, however, we need to remember despite them all being defensive area's they went DOWN
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13/06/2011 11:35:00

with the Jones thing delt with, i have faith we will not overpay for whoever we bring in
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13/06/2011 11:39:00

Keans "long hard look" @ Birmingham defenders seems to have taken too long, Liverpool, having missed out on Jones for 22m. are biding.
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13/06/2011 11:44:00

i think we should go for Grafite he s 32 years old brazilian striker we would get him for about 3 million this lad played well with dzeko for wolfsburg now ders a nother brazilian ppl aint talkin about ganso this boy is unreal the new kaka
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13/06/2011 13:06:00

considering that johnson is 28 hes not worth 12 million pounds to us id settle for 8 but id prefer we go for a younger player as nelesn is still a very good cb.............but if samba leaves id say we should definatly move for johnson
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13/06/2011 13:17:00

he does seem to be a decent replacement...but i won't pay over 6 million
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13/06/2011 13:21:00

DommyWalker, you are a rich man! Wish I had 6m! I like the this Johnson fella and Dann, however would I be the only one thinking that a bid for Jonny Evans would be a step in the right direction. I was hoping for someone from United coming in our direction within the Jones deal, even Brown or O'Shea, so maybe we have already looked at this. And yes, that is my vote for James Collins, we could do a lot worse!
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13/06/2011 16:05:00

Halve the money then okay, maybe. We can't spend virtually all of the Jones money on his direct replacement.
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13/06/2011 21:13:00

would take dann or johnson for the right price don't think upson shouldn't be discounted either. if samba does leave gonna need a couple of centre halves at least nelson's last season if were lucky. has anyone read the bleacher report that links into blackburn's newsnow home page? what a pile of *****e! on the site it comes across as a blackburn page? bloody yanks!
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14/06/2011 03:09:00

Johnson is quality and I reckon we should move sooner rather than later and get in and out before Liverpool even realise... Johnson and Upson would be a solid partnership with Nelsen and Hanley as a back up. Could be a lot worse off. Bring Warnock in to let Olsson move to left wing and cover for the aged Salgado and we'll be in fine shape... at the back at least...
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14/06/2011 16:31:00

The dude would be welcomed in with open arms from me, superb footballer who is England International quality. However, 14million?? Too much even in light of my glowing endorsement of him!!
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14/06/2011 19:38:00


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