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Crystal Palace targeting highly-rated Blackburn Rovers defender

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Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew is looking to bring Blackburn Rovers defender Shane Duffy to Selhurst Park in the summer transfer window, according to the Mirror.

Shane Duffy could be leaving Blackburn in the summer

Shane Duffy could be leaving Blackburn in the summer

With Chelsea looking at Scott Dann as a potential long-term replacement for John Terry, who is due to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season, Eagles boss Pardew has begun to look for a potential replacement.

One man on not only Palace’s radar, but also Hull City and West Bromwich Albion’s, is 24-year-old Duffy. The former Everton man, who is entering into the final year of his contract at Ewood Park, has a number of suitors who may follow up their interest with a bid come the summer.

Duffy has made over 40 appearances since joining the Lancastrian club in 2014 and, despite Blackburn’s lowly position, defensively they have been one of the most impressive sides, having conceded less than a goal a game (31 goals in 33 games).

Although manager Paul Lambert has claimed that he can make Blackburn Rovers promotion challengers if he is backed financially in the summer, he may find it difficult to keep hold of Duffy, as the lure of the Premier League may be too much for him to stay.

The situation could leave the club in a difficult position, and whether or not to keep hold of Duffy in the summer but risk losing him for nothing when his contract ends, or cashing in on him but losing an excellent Championship defender.

Blackburn fans… what do you make of the news? Should Duffy stay at the club or should the club cash in? How do you think he would fare in the Premier League? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!


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