Liverpool, ‘We are trying’ – Blackburn Rovers boss hints at possible obstacle in pursuit of Liverpool ace

‘We are trying’ – Blackburn Rovers boss hints at possible obstacle in pursuit of Liverpool ace

Blackburn Rovers boss Jon Dahl Tomasson has admitted he’s a fan of Liverpool’s Ben Davies, but has hinted that wages are an obstacle.

Davies, 26, looks set to leave Liverpool this summer.

The former Preston North End defender is yet to make his Liverpool debut following his surprise 2021 transfer to Anfield, but he has no shortage of suitors as things stand.

Blackburn Rovers are one team who are being heavily linked with a move for Davies and manager Tomasson has admitted his side’s interest in the Liverpool man.

“He’s a very good player, isn’t he?” Tomasson told LancsLive.

“He hasn’t played a lot of games at Liverpool but there are a lot of players we are interested in.

“We want the best players we can get but we can’t buy every player or we’d have to rob a bank. I would never say one player, he is a good player and he is one of them.”

It’s reported that Liverpool want 4million for Davies, whom they signed for £1.6million back in the 2021 winter transfer window.

And Tomasson went on to suggest that Davies’ wages and possibly the transfer fee could be an obstacle for Rovers as it stands, saying:

“It’s about quality, wages and you know how things work in football. We are trying to do the right things to get the right people in.

“It’s not my department, the club know what I want and they are working hard to provide it. I am working harder each day to make them better and improve them.”

Centre-back needed…

One thing is for certain and that is that Blackburn need a new central defender before the summer transfer window slams shut.

Tomasson has endured a very quiet summer so far but things could quickly pick up, with loan transfers bound to come to fruition later on in the window given the fact that so many Premier League teams are away on pre-season tours right now.

Davies though looks set for a permanent exit. The question for Blackburn is whether or not they can afford the transfer fee and then his wages too.

Rovers aren’t steeped in cash and it doesn’t look like they’ll be getting a cash injection from a potential Ben Brereton Diaz sale anytime soon, so Rovers’ pursuit of Davies could yet fall through.

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