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Diouf destined for Ewood exit

Boss Kean has no plans to use former Senegal international

By Jamie Casey.   Last Updated: 20/08/11 1:16pm

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Diouf: Spent the second half of last season on loan at Rangers

Diouf: Spent the second half of last season on loan at Rangers

Steve Kean expects El-Hadji Diouf to leave Blackburn before the transfer window closes, but denies having a tiff with the forward.

The Rovers boss revealed the former Senegal international only turns up for training "now and again" and admits a formal offer is yet to be received.

Diouf, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Rangers, is surplus to requirements under Kean, who is grateful for his contribution to the club.

"He won't be involved in our squad. He turns up now and again. We are trying to go in a different direction with the players we are trying to bring to the club."
Steve Kean on El-Hadji Diouf Quotes of the week

"With Dioufy we have had no offers for at the moment," Kean told the Lancashire Telegraph.

"We have had a couple of tentative enquiries but I would imagine we will have some offers before the end (of the transfer window).

'No problem'

"He won't be involved in our squad. He turns up now and again. We are trying to go in a different direction with the players we are trying to bring to the club.

"I said that to Dioufy when I eventually caught up with him, which was a few days later than I thought. I have no problem with him but I said I think it is time for him to move on and he accepted that.

"He has always been great for us. The amount of times he got us assists, goals and fouls, he is very effective at that but with the emergence of the young players and I didn't want him at the club and not playing."

Former Rovers boss Sam Allardyce, now at West Ham, brought Diouf to Ewood Park in 2009 and the 30-year-old has also turned out for Liverpool, Bolton and Sunderland in the Premier League.

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