Blackburn Rovers have rejected a bid from Derby County for defender Marcus Olsson, according to Team Talk.
The deal being touted was a ‘loan-to-buy’ offer that would have seen the defender join the Rams on loan, and then be signed up on a permanent deal in January.
Paul Clement’s Derby are looking for a left-back after Craig Forsyth was ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury, and it seems that Clement earmarked Olsson as the man to fill the void left by Forsyth.
Olsson has been at Blackburn for three years and has been a consistent performer at Ewood Park, and has enjoyed stints playing in the Premier League for the club.
The full-back has made 13 appearances for the club this season, and he is impressing again at the Championship outfit.
New Blackburn boss Paul Lambert is unlikely to let Olsson leave, as he will want to keep hold of his key players with the club still under a transfer embargo.
Derby County currently sit in fourth place in the Sky Bet Championship, having amassed 33 points from 17 league games this season, whilst Rovers currently occupy 13th spot in the division, having accrued 20 points from 17 league games.
Blackburn fans… Are you happy with the decision to reject the offer for Olsson? How good has Olsson been for Blackburn? Should Blackburn offer him a contract so he commits his future to the club? Let us know in your comments below!