Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph, Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray has revealed that Norwich City defender Grant Hanley is a player that the club have talked about after it was reported that they could look to bring the Scot back to the club this summer.

Grant Hanley left Blackburn Rovers back in 2016 to join Newcastle United, who had just been relegated from the Premier League. Hanley had made his way through the youth academy with Blackburn and played for the club 200 times over the course of an eight-year association with the club.

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We reported here on The72 that Blackburn Rovers were eyeing up a potential move to bring Hanley back to Ewood Park this summer. And now, speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph, Mowbray has addressed the links, stating that he is a player the club have talked about but he is not their number one target in the centre-back role.

“We talk about lots of players,” Mowbray said.

“We have spoken about centre-halves and looking to add to our options and I’m not saying there’s nothing in it.

“We have lists of players, A, B, C and you don’t really want them getting out, not that they should worry about that, because it might be because the player is too expensive for us, or them not being available. But as time goes on that situation might change.

“I don’t know how many games Grant Hanley played last season but I’m sure it wasn’t enough for his liking. He is a player we have talked about but is not at the forefront of our minds.”

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