Rovers rejected over Goodwillie

Image: Goodwillie: Wanted by a host of clubs

Sky Sports News sources understand Dundee Utd have turned down an offer from Blackburn for David Goodwillie.

Dundee United turn down £1.8m Blackburn offer for star striker

Sky Sports News sources understand Dundee United have turned down an offer from Blackburn for star striker David Goodwillie. Rovers are understood to have bid £1.8m for the highly-rated marksman, but this was rejected as United have slapped a £2million price tag on their prized asset. Championship outfit Blackpool are also interested in the hot-shot, with DJ Campbell having moved a step closer to switching to Premier League new-boys QPR. Scottish champions Rangers have already had a bid turned down for Goodwillie but boss Ally McCoist says their interest is not over, although he denied the club have already come in with another offer for the striker. McCoist told Sky Sports News: "I wouldn't say interest is over but what I would say, I think I can safely say, there has only been one bid made. "I think there were reports in the press in the last 24 hours that another bid had been made, that wasn't the case. "There's been one bid made to United for David so I wouldn't say that our interest is finished on that one, no."

Expressed concerns

United boss Peter Houston has previously expressed concerns about a switch for the striker to Glasgow, saying he would prefer to see the player move to England. Goodwillie has had a series of off-field problems and earlier this week a charge of serious sexual assault against him was dropped, but McCoist says the forward would be given plenty of backing by everyone at the club if he did move to Ibrox. He said: "Peter is looking after the welfare of the boy, there is no doubt about that in my mind. "Peter believes, rightly or wrongly, that he would get less hassle off the park down south. I fully appreciate where he is coming from. "I've got a different hat on and he is the type of player we would like. "Although it's a different thing entirely playing for the Old Firm, with the right guidance, any player can hopefully handle it. "It is a whole new experience playing for the Old Firm but we feel that we've got education and experience within our management team, and the team itself, to help any player who comes into the club. "I wouldn't say our interest in that one is finished. We've got money to spend and, if we feel the deal is right for ourselves, then we will do it."

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