Blackburn Rovers looking to move for Leicester City striker

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Rovers are lining up a move for Foxes striker Martyn Waghorn.

Blackburn Rovers manager Gary Bowyer is understood to be interested in signing a striker this month to help ease the burden on the prolific Jordan Rhodes.

Rhodes himself has been linked with a move away from Ewood Park but it looks as though he will stay, as Harry Redknapp has said he thinks the asking price for him is too high.

The Lancashire Telegraph and The Leicester Mercury have both reported that Blackburn are in the hunt for Leicester striker Martyn Waghorn. The former Sunderland player is out of favour with Foxes boss Nigel Pearson and is free to leave the Championship table toppers and could be available for around £450,000.

Considering Leicester paid Sunderland £3m for Waghorn back in 2010 they are set to make a significant loss on the 24-year-old. He enjoyed a great loan spell for the club in the 2009-2010 season but since they have signed him permanently his goal return has been poor. Just eight goals in 58 league appearances for the club, although he has had a few long-term injuries in that time.

He has also spent time on loan at Hull City and Millwall but now could be set for a permanent move away from the King Power Stadium.

Jordan Rhodes has scored 16 goals for Rovers this season, whilst the next highest scorer is on two (six players have scored two goals). Rudy Gestede has already been brought in this month, but Leon Best could be set for a move away as Rovers try and get him off their wage bill.

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