Sam Gallagher: Southampton striker passes Blackburn medical
Last Updated: 13/07/19 1:23pm
Sam Gallagher has passed a medical and agreed terms with Blackburn ahead of a move from Southampton, Sky Sports News understands.
Sky Sports revealed last week that Blackburn were expected to make a formal bid for the striker, but he has now passed a medical after a fee was agreed between the two clubs.
Tony Mowbray's side had been in talks with the Saints for two weeks - but despite interest from Wigan and Brentford the 23-year-old looks set to move to the North West.
Gallagher spent the 2016-17 season on loan at Ewood Park, scoring 11 goals, and was loaned to Birmingham the following campaign, top-scoring for the Blues in the league with six goals.
Southampton, who did not take him on their pre-season trip to Austria, want a deal of around £5m for the former England U20 striker, who spent last season on loan at Birmingham City.
Ralph Hasenhuttl is looking to trim the wage bill and make room for new signings, with high-earning goalkeepers Fraser Forster and Alex McCarthy also up for sale.
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