Blackburn agree fee for Fleetwood's Bell

Amari'i Bell of Fleetwood Town moves forward with the ball away from Aaron Phillips of Northampton Town during the Sky Bet League One match between Northampton Town and Fleetwood Town at...

HITC Sport understands Blackburn are closing in on defender deal.

Amari'i Bell of Fleetwood Town holds off Jordy Hiwula of Bradford City during the Sky Bet League One playoff semi final, first leg match between Bradford City and Fleetwood Town at the...

Blackburn Rovers have agreed a fee with Fleetwood Town for defender Amari'i Bell, HITC Sport understands.

League One promotion hopefuls Blackburn have been chasing Bell all month and, after having their first bid rejected, they have now had their second of bid of £300,000 accepted by Fleetwood.

Rovers boss Tony Mowbray has made a new left-back one of his top priorities during the transfer window and Bell has been his top target.

A number of clubs have been monitoring the former Birmingham City defender, but Blackburn have moved quickly to try to bring Bell to Ewood Park.

Amari'i Bell of Fleetwood Town moves forward with the ball away from Aaron Phillips of Northampton Town during the Sky Bet League One match between Northampton Town and Fleetwood Town at...

Bell's future has been the subject of speculation since the transfer window opened, with the defender out of contract in the summer and already having turned down a new deal at Highbury.

The 23-year-old has made over 100 appearances for Fleetwood since joining them on a free transfer from Birmingham City in the summer of 2015

Fleetwood were reluctant to lose Bell, but they are ready to cash in on him rather than risk allowing the defender to run down his contract and leave for nothing in the summer.

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