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Rovers To Offer Neill Improved Deal

Having already seen Lucas Neill down one offer put forward to him by Blackburn Rovers the club are preparing to make the defender a new and improved contract offer.

The Australian International, as everyone knows is in the final year of his current deal, remained at Ewood after Rovers rejected Liverpool's advances on transfer deadline day. This now leaves him able to pre-arrange a deal in January to sign for another club for free next summer should he so wish.

"It's still our intention that Lucas will sign a new contract and we will be presenting him with a new variation shortly."

"He did turn our first offer down before the World Cup but we will be offering him an improved version," said Rovers chairman John Williams.

Neill's agent Peter Harrison has already claimed that money isn't the issue with Neill looking for a move away from Ewood; he just feels he needs a change in his career so I'm not sure how an improved offer would change his mind if this is the case?

Meanwhile Dominic Matteo could make a loan move away from Ewood Park despite the transfer window now being closed. The "emergency loan" transfer window opens shortly, allowing Championship sides to pick up new talent on loan deals.

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Writer:Walker
Date:Monday September 4 2006
Time: 2:08PM

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I for one still hopes that Hughesy can persuade him to stay... Lucas Neill is a quality player... I don't blame him wanting to further his career but why is going to Liverpool going to do that? He might just struggle to break into the back four at Anfield. As for Donkey Dominic - cheerio!
Ex Ewood Resident
04/09/2006 15:50:00
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if hughes can get neill to stay he will be a rovers legend for sure. he's got pedersen, reid, nelsen, gray, emerton and others to extend the stay at ewood. if he can get neill too as well that would be amazing.
rovers powerhouse
04/09/2006 21:49:00
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He'd be a fool to move.
sandgroanun
04/09/2006 22:46:00
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Regular football, a place in the starting line-up almost every week is assured at Rovers, not sure it will be at Anfield? I've been convinced all summer he'd leave but I'm starting to think that maybe now he won't?
Hughes Da Man
04/09/2006 23:34:00
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One thing that is on his side is some time, if Blackburn are "hovering" close to their current league position he will be gone, sitting in fourth and still in EUFA Cup you may have a chance.
TeddyLyon
05/09/2006 01:04:00
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That's very true TeddyLyon. I'm sure Rovers will be in or around the top ten by Christmas, and still in the UEFA Cup.
Hughes Da Man
05/09/2006 10:37:00
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i dont think so. i want him to stay but think his mind is made up.
rovers powerhouse
05/09/2006 13:43:00
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