Blackburn Rovers are set to reignite their interest in Middlesbrough goalkeeper Aynsley Pears, according to Alan Nixon.
Rovers are still on the lookout for another goalkeeper to provide competition for Thomas Kaminski, who arrived from KAA Gent earlier on in the summer.
Under-23s goalkeeper Andy Fisher has been named on the bench for the first four games of the Championship campaign, but a new cover goalkeeper is needed before the transfer window closes on Friday.
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Blackburn have already had a bid rejected for Pears this summer, but are now set to return with another offer for the 22-year-old with the transfer window closing on Friday.
The goalkeeper’s future at the Riverside looks uncertain, and Boro may look to cash in on the player before the transfer window closes with his contract expiring at the end of the season.
Pears hasn’t featured for Boro under Neil Warnock this term, having fallen out of favour following the arrival of Marcus Bettinelli from Fulham earlier this summer.
This would be a move that suits both parties.
Blackburn need to bring in another goalkeeper to provide cover for Kaminski, as it would be a risk to have an inexperienced goalkeeper like Fisher as their number-two all season.
Pears may be only 22, but he’s racked up a lot of appearances in the Championship already, and Boro will want to cash in on the player rather than potentially lose him for nothing next summer.