Blackburn Rovers’ £4m bid for Queens Park Rangers’ Luke Freeman has been rejected, according to the Lancashire Telegraph.

Blackburn Rovers lodged a £4m bid for Queens Park Rangers midfielder Luke Freeman last night, but the bid has been rejected according to reports.

The Lancashire Telegraph state that Rovers are now unlikely to return with another bid for Freeman, and will look elsewhere to pursue other options, as they look to bring in reinforcements before the 5pm deadline tonight.

QPR chairman Tony Fernandes posted an update on the interest in Luke Freeman on Twitter yesterday evening:


Blackburn Rovers have also been linked with Peterborough United’s Marcus Maddison, with two unnamed Championship clubs reportedly entering talks regarding personal terms with the playmaker after they triggered his £2.5m release clause. Leeds United, West Brom, Reading and Aston Villa have all also been credited with interest in the 24-year-old.

Blackburn Rovers have not agreed any fees with potential signings so far today, despite links with Rangers keeper Wes Foderingham. Maddison links are also rumoured, with the player keen to move away from Peterborough United after four years. Columbus Crew midfielder Wil Trapp was linked after a $1.25m bid was lodged, but The Crew are holding out for $3m.

Rovers manager Tony Mowbray is keen to get deals done before the 5pm deadline tonight, but is relaxed knowing that the loan window is open until August 31st if they need to make further signings to help boost their efforts in retaining their Championship status after gaining promotion from League One lasts season.

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