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Rovers turn down John move

August 29, 2011

Blackburn will not be signing George John after the defender returned to FC Dallas.

George John
GettyImagesGeorge John is staying in the MLS

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Rovers had been linked with the 24-year-old who would have followed Montenegro international Simon Vukcevic into Ewood Park.

However, the Major League soccer side have announced that the club and player had not reached an agreement with John returning to the United States.

FC Dallas president and chief executive Doug Quinn told the club's official: ''Despite mutual interest, Blackburn Rovers and George John have decided not to enter into a contract

''Blackburn had significant interest in acquiring George; however, for the time being, they decided not to finalise the deal. We are excited to have a player of George's calibre back at FC Dallas.''