Di Santo extends Rovers loan
Franco Di Santo has extended his loan spell with Blackburn from Chelsea until the end of the season.
Last Updated: 30/12/09 6:03pm
Young striker Franco Di Santo has extended his loan spell with Blackburn from Chelsea until the end of the season.
The 20-year-old joined Sam Allardyce's side in August on an initial deal until January and will now remain at Ewood Park until the conclusion of the campaign.
Di Santo has made 15 Premier League appearances for Rovers, but has contributed just one goal to date in the victory over local rivals Burnley.
Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti will be without strikers Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou during January due to the African Cup of Nations, but has decided against recalling the Argentine forward.
A statement on Chelsea's official website read: "Franco Di Santo's loan spell at Blackburn Rovers has been extended until the end of the season."
Di Santo will now hope to help Rovers improve their disappointing goals tally, with Allardyce's troops averaging just one per game.
Blackburn, who have not won in their last six matches, are just three points above the Premier League relegation places.