Blackburn's Steve Waggott confirms bids for West Brom-linked Bradley Dack

A general view of the Hawthorns home stadium of West Bromwich Albion  before the pre-season friendly for the Regis Shield between West Bromwich Albion and Coventry City at The Hawthorns on...

West Bromwich Albion are said to have offered up to £15 million for the Blackburn Rovers star.

Blackburn Rovers' Bradley Dack celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Blackburn Rovers and Aston Villa  at Ewood Park on September 15, 2018...

Blackburn Rovers intend to build around Bradley Dack after turning down summer offers for the midfielder, reportedly from West Bromwich Albion.

The Lancashire Telegraph cites the Baggies as Dack bidders, backing up national newspaper claims made at the time.

The 24-year-old has scored six goals and assisted another two for Blackburn this season - his first ever above the third tier.

And, according to the Sun, West Brom offered up to £15 million to prise him away from Ewood Park before the August 31st transfer deadline.

 

Speaking via the Lancashire Telegraph, the Blackburn chief executive, Steve Waggott, confirmed: "We had a few offers for Dacky which were well chronicled and we have to keep our best players and build around them.

"It shows we respect the efforts they have put in for the club, keep them highly motivated and lock them in.

Blackburn Rovers' Bradley Dack celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bolton Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers at Macron Stadium on October 6,...

"I’ve been at clubs where every year you can have more than half of the squad turning over and it’s a big ask starting from scratch and the manager has to impose his DNA on the group.

"We’re trying to rebuild the club to help us progress and with a stable platform of players."

West Brom aren't short of options in Dack's position, having added Wes Hoolahan last month.

Harvey Barnes of West Bromwich Albion celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 3-1 during the Sky Bet Championship fixture between West Bromwich Albion and Reading at The Hawthorns on...

Although that could change if Harvey Barnes is recalled by Leicester City in January, as recent reports suggest.

According to Ladbrokes, as many as eight Premier League and Championship clubs could be in the running for Dack, who only signed a new long-term contract in the summer.

For how long can Blackburn resist offers for the rumoured West Brom target?

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