Rovers near deals for duo
By Chris Stanton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Blackburn Rovers hope to sign Liverpool defender Stephen Warnock this weekend.
Blackburn Rovers hope to secure the signing of Liverpool defender Stephen Warnock this weekend - a move that would facilitate Lucas Neill's transfer to West Ham.
Rovers are currently in discussions with both Liverpool and West Ham regarding their valuations of the respective players.
A £1.5 million deal for Warnock has been mooted, while a similar fee could also take Neill, who has already agreed a two-and-a-half year deal with Alan Curbishley, to West Ham.
Chairman John Williams said: "We are talking to Liverpool but we haven't got an agreement as yet, and we haven't got an agreement with West Ham for Lucas either.
"But things are still moving along so something could happen over the weekend."
Warnock was part of the proposed swap deal that would have taken Neill to Liverpool.
But after the Australian rejected a move to Anfield in favour of Upton Park, Rovers boss Mark Hughes returned to The Reds with a straight cash bid for Warnock.