Blackburn reject QPR bid for Elliott Bennett

Blackburn Rovers' Elliott Bennett in action with Birmingham City's Josh Cogley

HITC Sport understands Blackburn reject bid from Championship club for midfielder.

Blackburn Rovers' Elliott BennettBlackburn Rovers' Elliott Bennett

Queens Park Rangers have seen a bid for Blackburn Rovers midfielder Elliott Bennett rejected, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

As revealed by HITC Sport last week QPR were lining up a bid for Bennett as Ian Holloway looks to bolster his squad before the start of the new Championship season next month.

Holloway is a big admirer of Bennett and likes his versatility in that he can play in defence and anywhere across midfield as it would give options to his squad.

Blackburn's Elliott Bennett and Leeds' Lewis Coyle in actionBlackburn's Elliott Bennett and Leeds' Lewis Coyle in action

Bennett impressed for Blackburn last season despite their relegation from the Championship, scoring four goals in 30 appearances.

The 28-year-old is entering the final year of his contract at Ewood Park after signing a two-and-a-half year deal upon his arrival from Norwich City in January 2016.

QPR have tried to tempt Blackburn into selling Bennett by tabling a firm bid for the player, but Blackburn have turned down the offer.

Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray is keen to keep hold of his best players this summer as he looks to form a side capable of winning promotion back to the Championship at the first of asking next season.

QPR have so far only signed Josh Scowen on a free transfer and Holloway would love to bring Bennett to Loftus Road, but it remains to be seen if he will come back with an improved offer for the former Wolves youngster.

Blackburn manager Tony Mowbray and Elliott Bennett celebrate after the matchBlackburn manager Tony Mowbray and Elliott Bennett celebrate after a match

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