Ibisevic's Rovers move off
Hoffenheim have confirmed Vedad Ibisevic's proposed move to Blackburn Rovers has fallen through.
By Thomas Zocher
Last Updated: 30/08/11 9:54am
Hoffenheim have confirmed striker Vedad Ibisevic's move to Blackburn Rovers has fallen through after they failed to meet their demands.
The 26-year-old had been poised to join the Premier League club after they identified him as someone that could solve their goalscoring problems.
Problems arose with the deal as it emerged Ibisevic would need a visa to play in England as he holds a Bosnian passport, who are not in the EU.
However, the deal has now been called off as Rovers had reservations over Ibisevic's fitness after he returned from a recent thigh injury.
Hoffenheim general manager Ernst Tanner told Bild: "We were talking to Blackburn Rovers and there was a chance Vedad Ibisevic could have moved to them.
"However Blackburn did not want to meet our demands in the end. The transfer is off.
"We understand Blackburn felt there was a certain risk involved as Vedad Ibisevic is actually out injured. That played a part."
Ibisevic has a record of 38 goals in 82 matches for Hoffenheim and his contract with the club runs until June 2013.