Blackburn and Bury chase Walsall's Oztumer

Harry Forrester in action with Erhun Oztumer

HITC Sport understands Blackburn and Bury are tracking the Walsall ace.

Harry Forrester in action with Erhun OztumerHarry Forrester in action with Erhun Oztumer

Walsall star Erhun Oztumer is attracting interest from League One rivals Blackburn Rovers and Bury, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Oztumer proved to be a revelation for Walsall last season in his debut campaign after joining from Peterborough last summer.

The diminutive play-maker finished as Walsall's top goalscorer with 15 goals and his performances brought him to the attention of a number of clubs.

Oztumer is entering the final year of his contract at the Banks’s Stadium and he has yet to agree a new contract on offer to him.

Erhun OztumerBlackburn and Bury are targeting Erhun Oztumer

The news has alerted Oztumer's suitors as they look to try and lure the skilful midfielder away from Walsall.

Blackburn are preparing for life in League One next season and they see Oztumer as someone who could provide the creative spark to lead them back to the Championship at the first time of asking.

Bury have been one of the busiest clubs in the transfer window this summer as Lee Clark rebuilds his squad at Gigg Lane and Oztumer could a vital addition to his plans as he looks to build a side capable of challenging for promotion.

Walsall are keen to keep hold of Oztumer ahead of next season, but they are bracing themselves for offers for their talisman before the transfer window closes.

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