Vieirinha dismisses Blackburn rumours

Vieirinha dismisses Blackburn rumours

August 2, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

PAOK Saloinka winger Vieirinha has played down reports linking him with a move to Blackburn, insisting the first he heard of Rovers' interest was in the media.

Vieirnha PAOK Salonika
PA PhotosVieirnha says he is in the dark about reported interest from Blackburn Rovers

• Blackburn agree Goodwillie fee

Blackburn have been rumoured to be lining a £4 million bid up for Vierinha, with a number of reports on Tuesday suggesting that a bid had alread been put in for the ex-Porto man.

But Vierinha, 25, says he is unaware of any contact from Blackburn and claimed to be "tired" of rumours regarding his future surfacing in the press.

"I'm learning of the interest of Blackburn from the media," he told Greece's Gazetta. "There have, however, been no offers. I am tired of hearing about teams being interested in me through the media."

Vierinha has played for Portugal at every level up to Under-23, though never the senior side, and is believed to have a buy-out clause in excess of £10 million.