Reports emerged on Sunday claiming that Blackburn Rovers were interested in bringing England international goalkeeper Joe Hart to Ewood Park in the summer transfer window.

Joe Hart’s future at Premier League side Burnley is surrounded by question marks in the run up to the summer transfer window. After starting the first 19 games of the season at Turf Moor, Tom Heaton has become the first-choice, leaving Hart on the bench.

Now, he is being linked with a move away from the club this summer, and Blackburn Rovers are one of the sides who were claimed to be interested in making a move.

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But, speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph, Rovers boss Tony Mowbray has said that he does not know where links have emerged from.

“He’s not someone we’ve spoken about so I’m not sure where that has come from, whether it’s agent driven to try and create a story. I’m not sure.

“We haven’t discussed Joe Hart and whether he fits into our team. What I would say is that we won’t sign anyone based on their reputation.”

Hart would come with masses of experience at the very top of the game, but his wage packet would surely make him the highest paid player at the club by a long way.

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Rovers are in the market for a new goalkeeper as they look to provide more competition for David Raya in between the sticks. Jason Leutwiler has featured in recent weeks but he is out of contract at Ewood Park at the end of the season.


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