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Blackburn trying to sign Larsson - agent

June 4, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Blackburn Rovers are keen on bringing former Birmingham midfielder Seb Larsson to Ewood Park, according to the player's agent.

Seb Larsson
GettyImagesSeb Larsson is a free agent after his contract with Birmingham expired last week

Larsson, 25, was released by Blues last week following their relegation to the Championship - though it had long been decided that he would leave St Andrew's after he failed to agree terms on a new contract earlier in the season.

The Swede was one of Birmingham's star performers in a campaign that saw brought the massive high of beating his former club Arsenal in the Carling Cup final, but finished with the devastating low of demotion from the Premier League.

However, Larsson's representative Per Jonsson is expecting the free agent to make a swift return to the top flight and claimed that his client is the subject of interest from "three or four clubs in England".

Blackburn are believed to be leading the race for the midfielder's signature, mainly due to Jonsson being a part of the Kentaro agency, which has strong ties to Rovers and their manager Steve Kean.

"He wants to stay in England. He loves it there," Jonsson told Fotbollskanalen. "There are three or four clubs in England that are very interested.

"Blackburn is one of them, absolutely. That's logical considering Kentaro, but Kentaro aside, the most important thing is that it feels right.

"There aren't that many other clubs to choose from...there is a top club from there (Turkey) that is interested in Larsson. I have told Sebastian to focus on the national team now and we will sort things out with a new club after that."