According to the Lancashire Telegraph, Anthony Stokes is not yet on his way out of Ewood Park, despite Blackburn Rovers’ relegation from the Sky Bet Championship last season.
There has been interest in Stokes from Hibernian, but a move for the striker is not yet on the cards, with a number of issues holding any potential deal up, including Blackburn’s eagerness to keep the striker in English football.
Should Stokes leave Ewood Park, Blackburn would be left with just one senior striker, which is something Tony Mowbray is not keen on.
Stokes joined Blackburn ahead of the 2016/17 campaign, signing a three-year deal with the club, and Rovers are not willing to release him, with the club demanding a transfer-fee for his signature.
Hibs are unable to meet Blackburn’s demands for the player, who would also have to take a significant pay-cut to move back to Scotland.
Stokes endured a frustrating debut campaign at Ewood Park, scoring three goals across all competitions and making just 12 first-team appearances.
The 28-year old also spent time with Blackburn’s under-23s, where he made two appearances in the Football League Trophy.
Hibs’ manager, Neil Lennon, is keen to link-up with Stokes again in Scotland, after the pair worked together for four-years at Celtic, before the striker’s move to Blackburn.
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