The transfer saga involving Adam Armstrong, Blackburn Rovers and Southampton has taken a few twists in recent days.
As originally reported by the Lancashire Telegraph, Rovers have turned down an opening bid from the Saints, with their offer said to have just been to test the water ahead of a larger bid from the Premier League side.
And it appears that the previous knockback in their pursuit of Armstrong hasn’t put the South Coast club off, with Hampshire Live now reporting that the club are preparing a second bid for the striker.
The Saints are said to be even more keen to get a deal over the line for the 24-year-old after they were hit by the blow of Danny Ings turning down their recent offer of a new four year contract.
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Rovers are said to be keen on negotiating over a fee for the forward who notched up 29 goals in all competitions last season and are keen to make a profit on a player who has just 12 months left on his current deal.
Armstrong’s former club are said to have a 40% sell on clause inserted into the deal which took the player to Ewood Park originally and therefore Rovers are likely to ask for a much higher amount than usual in order to ensure that any potential transfer proves lucrative from their side.
Although this transfer may have reached a temporary impasse, there is seemingly a belief on both sides that a deal can be struck, with Armstrong said to be determined to play in the Premier League during the upcoming 2021/22 campaign.