Blackburn are competing with Spanish club Espanyol for the signature of ex-Spurs striker Mounir El Hamdaoui.
It is believed that there are a whole swarm of Premiership clubs are interested in the 27-year-old striker, but the Spanish club remain confident that they will come out on top and land the Dutch-Moroccan footballer in January.
El Hamdaoui signed for Ajax in 2010, rejoining former Spurs boss Martin Jol. Under Jol, the 27-year-old had made a promising start to life with Ajax, but saw his career dampen once the Dutchman left for Fulham. After a breakdown of relationship with current Ajax manager Frank De Boer, the Moroccan has failed to make one appearance for the club being told he was not part of De Boer’s plans.
The Daily Mail reported during the summer that the Ajax striker was destined to sign for Blackburn, but the move failed to materialise. By the end of the transfer window the striker stayed at Ajax out of his own will. Since then he has been linked with moves to Espanyol, Anzhi, Galatasary and potentially Fulham where he could join former boss Martin Jol.
It does seem inevitable that the Moroccan international will leave the Amsterdam Arena this forthcoming January transfer window with Espanyol and Blackburn remaining hopeful they will land the 27-year-old.