BLACKBURN manager Jon Dahl Tomasson will try to talk Anel Ahmedhodzic into joining him in a £3million swoop.
Tomasson worked with the Bosnian centre-half at Malmo and hopes that counts as he fights with Sheffield United for his signature.
Ahmedhodzic is due to tell the Swedish club he wants to go this week and could be cleared to head for England.
Tomasson also has the backing of owners Venky’s to finance the deal.
But the Blue and Whites are far from completing a deal with Sheffield United also set to make a £3m bid for the young star.
The Blades are set to bring in a number of new additions in a bid to push for promotion again.
They came close last season by qualifying for the play-offs, but Steve Cooper’s Nottingham Forest knocked them out in the semi-final.
Norwich City midfielder Todd Cantwell is another name on Blackburn’s radar.
The 24-year-old was sent to Bournemouth on a short-term loan in January, but the Cherries decided against signing him on a permanent deal.
Rovers are now considering a loan arrangement, but it could be difficult to negotiate as he has entered the final year of his contract.
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Tomasson could have even more money at his disposal if Blackburn sell Ben Brereton Diaz this summer.
A host of Premier League clubs are interested in a deal along with the likes of Sevilla, Valencia and Lyon.