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Hoffenheim confirm Rovers are in Ibisevic talks

Rovers are making brisk progress in their pursuit of striking reinforcement after German club Hoffenheim confirmed that they have given Rovers chiefs the go ahead to speak to their forward Vedad Ibisevic.

The Ibisevic link has been in the public domain now for a few weeks but his transfer has become a very tangible possibility after Rovers asked permission to speak to the player.

'Blackburn Rovers are keen on Vedad Ibisevic, the chances to see him move are fifty-fifty,' Hoffenheim general manager Ernst Tanner said to Sky Sports.

'We have still to agree a transfer fee, anyway they have been asking us on the allowance to pick up contract negotiations with the player.'

The fee is rumoured to be around the 3.5 million mark and if completed would mark Rovers sixth summer signing (after the George John transfer completion) with Simon Vukcevic, Radosav Petrovic, David Goodwillie and Bruno Ribeiro already in the bag.

For those wondering, Myles Anderson doesn't count.

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The Journalist

Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday August 25 2011

Time: 9:58AM

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Steve Kean, racking up those air miles!
Mikey Delap
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25/08/2011 10:00:00

Steve Kean, racking up those air miles!
Mikey Delap
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25/08/2011 10:00:00

SK must be pretty convinced about him.. he's not exactly prolific and he's actually injured at the moment.. and a bit too old to be "one for the future" but the glass is half full so you never know :D
Andy Fergie
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25/08/2011 10:14:00

SK must be pretty convinced about him.. he's not exactly prolific and he's actually injured at the moment.. and a bit too old to be "one for the future" but the glass is half full so you never know :D
Andy Fergie
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25/08/2011 10:14:00

Good to see some movement but clearly this one is far from done.
rossp2112
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25/08/2011 10:44:00

Good to see some movement but clearly this one is far from done.
rossp2112
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25/08/2011 10:44:00

i wonder does SK play fifa or some thing were does he get these players out of
tubzz
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25/08/2011 11:28:00

i wonder does SK play fifa or some thing were does he get these players out of
tubzz
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25/08/2011 11:28:00

Tubzz - It's called good scouting..
rover23
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25/08/2011 12:07:00

Tubzz - It's called good scouting..
rover23
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25/08/2011 12:07:00

haha, SK, fifa 11 pro.
the shire
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25/08/2011 12:46:00

haha, SK, fifa 11 pro.
the shire
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25/08/2011 12:46:00

Its one thing we can be very proud of, that is the scouting staff. Brilliant job so far and have faith in anyone he brings to the club
stevekally
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25/08/2011 12:47:00

Its one thing we can be very proud of, that is the scouting staff. Brilliant job so far and have faith in anyone he brings to the club
stevekally
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25/08/2011 12:47:00

Still feel that we will need another striker if we sign him as he is still our for a month and then will need to build his fitness and match sharpness ip before he can make an impact.
Red_ice
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25/08/2011 13:42:00

Still feel that we will need another striker if we sign him as he is still our for a month and then will need to build his fitness and match sharpness ip before he can make an impact.
Red_ice
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25/08/2011 13:42:00

FM lol - though to be honest I quite like the signings he has made, decent young players with first team experience.
LHrover
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25/08/2011 17:33:00

FM lol - though to be honest I quite like the signings he has made, decent young players with first team experience.
LHrover
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25/08/2011 17:33:00

Looks like we will have the 3 vitches to cast a spell on the opposition! Double Double Toil & Trouble, Parties burn and Nonsense bubble!
cardistar
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25/08/2011 18:38:00

Looks like we will have the 3 vitches to cast a spell on the opposition! Double Double Toil & Trouble, Parties burn and Nonsense bubble!
cardistar
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25/08/2011 18:38:00

 

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