Fulham look to Blackburn star Tom Cairney

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HITC Sport understands Fulham are lining up a raid on Championship rivals Blackburn Rovers for midfielder Tom Cairney.

HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club that Fulham are planning to make a bid for highly-rated Blackburn Rovers star Tom Cairney.

Fulham boss Kit Symons is determined to rebuild his squad at Craven Cottage next season after a disappointing campaign in the Championship this term.

Symons is set to be handed a healthy transfer kitty to bring in new faces and Blackburn midfielder Cairney is thought to be among his top targets.

Cairney has really caught the eye at Blackburn after initially joining on loan from Hull City in the summer of 2013 before making the move permanent in January 2014.

The former Leeds United youngster is widely regarded as one of the best attacking midfielders in the Championship, and Symons believes the Scotland Under-21 international could be key to his plans as he looks to build a team capable of winning promotion back to the Premier League.

Blackburn would be reluctant to lose Cairney, but due to Financial Fair Play regulations they could find it hard to resist a big-money offer for the 24-year-old.

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