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Fresh update comes to light in transfer saga involving Blackburn Rovers, Southampton and Watford

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Watford are said to have not made a bid for Blackburn Rovers striker Adam Armstrong despite other reports stating otherwise, as per the Watford Observer.

The Sun previously reported last weekend that the Hornets had bid £15 million for the player, with it being said that Blackburn rejected the offer.

However it has now been revealed that Watford haven’t made any sort of approach for the striker of any kind, with Southampton being the only club to have actually bid for the frontman.

Armstrong is said to have been a target for Xisco Munoz and co earlier in the summer, however it now appears that a move for the 24-year-old is unlikely at present.

This follows a recent update from Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray, who stated that he would have no issue with the club selling the striker who hit 29 goals in all competitions last season.

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The former Newcastle United man is now into the final year of his contract at Ewood Park and the Magpies would be entitled to a hefty slice of the fee if the striker was sold this summer due to a clause that they included in the deal back in 2018 which took Armstrong to Lancashire.

The Verdict 

This could be viewed as either a blow or a blessing in disguise by Blackburn who seem to be getting thrown from pillar to post in this ongoing transfer saga.

Armstrong’s future is seemingly no nearer to getting resolved and until a club matches their asking price, Rovers won’t be panicking too much.

It is clear what they want during this window and it is imperative that they bring in a fee that is reflective of the contribution that he has made to the club over the past few seasons.

I do think that he will leave this summer, but I don’t think the deal will be as straight forward as some people may think.


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