Blackburn Rovers could be set to miss out on a transfer windfall on Deadline Day, with Lancashire Live reporting that Josh King’s insistence on running down his contract could see the club miss out on a sell-on clause in the deal which took the player to Bournemouth.
Originally swapping Ewood Park for the Vitality Stadium back in 2015, it is stated in the report that Rovers still hold a sell-on clause that was agreed as part of the compensation package which took the striker to the South Coast.
The 29-year-old has been angling for a move away from the Cherries for some time now and has subsequently priced himself out of moves to both West Ham United and Everton due to his high wage demands.
However it now appears that both Southampton and Fulham are keen on late swoops for the player as Deadline Day draws to a close, offering Rovers a small glimmer of hope in their pursuit of a share of any potential fee.
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Previously on the books at Ewood Park between 2013 and 2015, King has just six months remaining on his current contract with Bournemouth.
This would be a minor blow for Rovers as the money received from the sell-on clause being activated could have been used to cover running costs at the club.
Ultimately a lot will depend on how serious the reported interest is in King today, as clubs only have a few hours to strike a deal for the striker.
With limited time left in the window, Tony Mowbray and his Blackburn counterparts certainly won’t be holding their breath on this one.
Given that Bournemouth are said to be open to selling the player on Deadline Day, this could be one to keep an eye on for Rovers fans over the next few hours.