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Blackburn Rovers immediately turn down Fulham’s bid for Ben Brereton Diaz

The Athletic recently claimed that Fulham have submitted a bid for Blackburn Rovers star Ben Brereton Diaz.

However, it was immediately rejected by the Championship club as the offer wasn’t to their liking, according to reputed journalist Alan Myers.

Rovers reportedly want £20 million plus add-ons to let the forward leave in this transfer window. The Cottagers’ bid is believed to be less than half that figure. 

The 23-year-old’s current contract at Ewood Park expires next year and the club have been unable to agree a new deal.

Brereton-Diaz enjoyed a spectacular 2021-22 season when he struck an incredible 22 goals and was the joint-third top-scorer in the Championship. 

His performances have attracted plenty of attention from several clubs this summer including Everton, Leeds United and Sevilla.

Rovers manager Jon Dahl Tomasson is very keen to keep the Chile international at Blackburn but he admitted that ‘money will decide what happens.’ 

Brereton Diaz wasn’t a prolific goalscorer before the 2021-22 season. After arriving at Ewood Park in 2018, he bagged only nine goals in his first three Championship campaigns. 

However, he took his game to the next level last term when he netted 22 goals to help his side finish eighth in the table. 

He has continued his spectacular form this season, scoring three goals in seven league appearances including the winner against Blackpool last night.

Brereton Diaz is highly regarded for his dribbling, finishing ability and work ethic.

He could excel in the Premier League, although it is debatable whether a club of Fulham’s size is the right move for him. 

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