Rovers reject Blues move for Dunn
By Steve Luckings
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Blues had bid £5.5 million for the highly-rated midfielder but were only prepared to pay £3 million as a down payment and instalments of £1.25 million if Dunn could help Blues to survival in The Premiership over the next two seasons.
Ewood Park boss Graeme Souness slammed the offer on Monday as the thought of only being guaranteed £3 million for the 23-year-old's departure did not appeal to the Lancashire outfit.
Everton are also interested in the former England Under-21 captain but are also thought to be unwilling to pay the whole amount up front.
In other news, Rovers chief executive John Williams confirmed that Souness is pursuing several transfer targets.
With Henning Berg departing the club, a defender is thought to be high on the Scot's list of captures with Rangers stopper Lorenzo Amoruso and Aston Villa outcast Alpay said to be the main targets.
"Graeme is weighing up several options at the moment before deciding which route to follow," said Williams, who also hopes to tie up the permanent signing of full back Vratislav Gresko from Parma this week.