Blackburn Rovers have been priced out of moves for Portsmouth’s Ronan Curtis and Lech Poznan’s Kamil Jozwiak, journalist Alan Nixon has reported.
Both wide players were linked with a move to Ewood Park earlier this month, with Portsmouth apparently demanding £3million for Curtis, while Rovers are said to have had an initial £2million bid for Jozwiak rejected earlier this week.
According to Nixon’s latest update, those prices have now proven too much for Rovers to afford, meaning it looks as though neither will be joining the club in the current transfer window at least.
It is also thought that Blackburn had considered a move for Martin Boyle – who has five goals and two assists in 13 Scottish Premiership appearances for Hibernian this season – but that that Rovers are also set to miss out on that signing this month.
Blackburn. Prices for Pole Jozwiak and Portsmouth’s Curtis are too high. Watched Boyce at Hibs. Won’t be happening. Want wide left.
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) January 26, 2020
There has been very little business in or out of Ewood Park this January, with Blackburn yet to complete a single signing, while Sam Hart’s loan move to League One Shrewsbury Town is the only departure from the club.
Tony Mowbray’s side are currently 11th in the Championship standings, six points adrift of the play-off places.
This feels rather disappointing from a Blackburn perspective.
Having been short on numbers in defence even before the start of the window, and with long-term injuries to Bradley Dack and Corry Evans emerging in the past few weeks hampering them further forward as well, you would have expected them to add to their squad this month.
The fact therefore that the window is now entering its final days without the club adding to their ranks does feel slightly concerning with regards to their strength in depth, should any more injuries arise between now and the end of the season.
That being said, there is still some time remaining before the window closes, and it will be interesting to see if they are able to pull anything out of the bag in the next few days, which could be vital to any hopes they have of promotion this season.