Blackburn have made a good offer for Graham, says Coyle

Danny Graham celebrates after scoring the second goal for Blackburn

Blackburn manager Owen Coyle has not hidden his interest in former Sunderland striker Danny Graham from the media spotlight.

Danny Graham celebrates after scoring the second goal for BlackburnWill Graham join Blackburn permanently?

Owen Coyle has revealed to the Lancashire Telegraph that Blackburn have made a good offer for former Sunderland striker Danny Graham.

Graham, whose contract expires at the end of the month, spent the second half of last season on loan at Ewood Park, becoming the club’s top scorer with seven goals in 18 appearances.

Blackburn are not the only club thought to be interested in the striker, with Celtic also believed to be circling the player.

Graham has become something of a journey man in recent years, struggling to reach the heights he achieved at Watford where, in the 2010-2011, he netted 24 goals in 46 games, making him one of English football’s hottest purchases.

Owen Coyle - Wigan Athletic ManagerOwen Coyle is an open admirer of Danny Graham

But since leaving Vicarage for the Premier League, first joining Swansea City for £3 million, he has struggled to find that same goal-scoring touch; however he may have found a home in Blackburn after a successful loan spell at the club.

And Coyle has admitted the club have made an offer for a player they desperately want to sign permanently.

Danny Graham scores the second goal for BlackburnDanny Graham has been back in the goals for Blackburn

“I’ve been very public and clear on this – I’d love to bring Danny Graham back to the football club," he said. "I make no bones about that.

“I had a good meeting with Danny and his representative and spoke to him again over the weekend.

“From where we are, I think we’ve made a good offer for Blackburn Rovers. Hopefully we get to hear by the middle of this week because, it’s like anything else, I can’t wait around forever.

“I’d love to get Danny here. He’s an outstanding player and I think he’s a very nice man as well.

“We’d love to bring him to the club but ultimately there comes a point when hopefully it’s secured and, if not, then I have to look and readjust.”

Blackburn Rovers' Danny Graham celebrates scoring their first goalGraham has played for numerous clubs including Watford and Middlesbrough

Graham made 10 appearances for the Black Cats earlier in the season before electing to drop down a tier to join Blackburn on a short-term loan.

Rovers are the first club in three years where Graham has managed to score more than two goals in a season for, with his spell at Boro in 2014 the last time he found goals easier to come by.

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