Transfer news

Blackburn warn clubs off Olsson

June 20, 2013
By Richard Jolly

Blackburn Rovers have warned would-be buyers that it would take a major bid to persuade them to sell left-back Martin Olsson.

Martin Olsson
GettyImagesMartin Olsson has said he wants to leave Blackburn

Norwich are reportedly interested in the Sweden international, who had been expected to leave Ewood Park last summer and then again in the January transfer window.

And Olsson was quoted by fotbollskanalen.se as saying: “I want to leave and the club knows [it].”

But Blackburn manager Gary Bowyer, however, has insisted that the defender has not told the club that, and said the 25-year-old will not be sold on the cheap.

"He's hoping to go to the World Cup with Sweden and he's a valuable member of the squad, so it would certainly take a good offer," he told the Lancashire Telegraph.

"He's been linked with clubs but until we get anything concrete we'll have to see what happens. We've had no contact from Norwich as far as I'm aware. He's not said anything to me about wanting to leave."

Norwich are reportedly willing to offer striker James Vaughan in part-exchange for Olsson, while Queens Park Rangers have also been linked with him.

West Ham made a bid for the full-back in January and Stoke were also believed to be interested in the player.