Blackburn Rovers’ managing director Derek Shaw has told BBC Radio Lancashire that ‘one big sale’ could be enough to lift their current FFP transfer embargo.

Rovers failed to meet the appropriate Financial Fair Play criteria and were placed under a transfer embargo in December 2014. This has left the Lancashire club without the ability to buy new players.

Shaw said: “We’re probably one sale away, one asset sale away from coming out of FFP,” while speaking to BBC Radio Lancashire on Thursday morning.

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He went on to add: “Which would probably be for a player under £5m”.

Financial Fair Play rules state that clubs were allowed to lose no more than £3m per season. Shortly after the transfer embargo was enforced Rovers announced net debts of around £79.8m.

Rovers have already received a large transfer fee this season with Rudy Gestede leaving Ewood Park to join Aston Villa for a fee of £6m. Although this wasn’t enough to lift the transfer ban.

Blackburn are currently 15th in the Championship after 10 games, with boss Gary Bowyer saying: “We’ve just got to stick together… stop looking behind and stop worrying about what’s gone off.”


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