Rovers keen on Solna striker
Blackburn Rovers have given a strong hint that they are interested in signing striker Mohamed Bangura from AIK Solna.
By Richard Torgerson
Last Updated: 28/08/11 6:19pm
Blackburn Rovers have given a strong hint that they are interested in signing striker Mohamed Bangura from Swedish club AIK Solna.
The Sierre Leone international has been strongly linked with a move to Scottish giants Celtic and, according to Aftonbladet, has applied for a visa to travel to Scotland on Monday to complete his transfer.
However, Blackburn's head of scouting team in Scandinavia has now indicated that the English club are keen on the 22-year-old as well.
"Blackburn have been looking at him since the beginning of the season," Rolf Andersson told Aftonbladet.
"Things have happened lately with new owners, new organisation and new priorities. But now the interest is big again."
Andersson, though, was quick to add that Blackburn have not yet decided to sign Bangura for sure but stated that his performance against Syrianska on Sunday will not affect their judgement.
"I know that people are on their way to Sweden," he said. "But I want to add that nothing is decided or confirmed. In this world things happen so fast that I don't know if they will come before I see them.
"I can't confirm that someone is coming from England or what contact he has with AIK. They haven't decided on a meeting.
"It (the final deal) has nothing to do with his performance in the game (against Syrianska)."